Partial modal completion under occlusion: what do modal and amodal percepts represent?

  title={Partial modal completion under occlusion: what do modal and amodal percepts represent?},
  author={Tom Scherzer and Vebj{\o}rn Ekroll},
  journal={Journal of vision},
  volume={15 1},
In the occlusion illusion, a partly occluded object is perceived as though it were less occluded than it actually is (Palmer, Brooks, & Lai, 2007). We confirm and extend this finding using a stimulus with a moving occluder. In agreement with Palmer et al.'s (2007) findings and their partial-modal-completion hypothesis, we found that the illusion is indeed related to the sensory evidence for occlusion. Our experiments also confirm their speculation that the occlusion illusion involves an… 

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