Illusory contours from pictorially three-dimensional inducing elements: counterevidence for Parks and Rock's example.

Abstract

In 1990 Parks and Rock claimed that, in pictorially three-dimensional (3-D) inducing patterns, an illusory figure does not emerge if a clear occlusion event is not present. A new pictorially 3-D pattern is presented which contradicts this claim. Two experiments were carried out. The first was aimed at ascertaining the presence of an illusory figure in the new 3-D pattern; the second was aimed at offering evidence that in Parks and Rock's pattern the disappearance of the illusory figure could be due to local interferences caused by the line elements in contact with the inducing borders. The results tend to contradict Parks and Rock's conclusions.

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@article{Purgh1993IllusoryCF, title={Illusory contours from pictorially three-dimensional inducing elements: counterevidence for Parks and Rock's example.}, author={F Purgh{\'e}}, journal={Perception}, year={1993}, volume={22 7}, pages={809-18} }