Finding out about filling-in: a guide to perceptual completion for visual science and the philosophy of perception.

@article{Pessoa1998FindingOA,
  title={Finding out about filling-in: a guide to perceptual completion for visual science and the philosophy of perception.},
  author={Luciana Pessoa and Ernie Thompson and Alva No{\"e}},
  journal={The Behavioral and brain sciences},
  year={1998},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={723-48; discussion 748-802}
}
In visual science the term filling-in is used in different ways, which often leads to confusion. This target article presents a taxonomy of perceptual completion phenomena to organize and clarify theoretical and empirical discussion. Examples of boundary completion (illusory contours) and featural completion (color, brightness, motion, texture, and depth) are examined, and single-cell studies relevant to filling-in are reviewed and assessed. Filling-in issues must be understood in relation to… CONTINUE READING
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