Surface perception and the generic view principle.

  title={Surface perception and the generic view principle.},
  author={Marc K. Albert},
  journal={Trends in cognitive sciences},
  volume={5 5},
The hypothesis that perceptual experience can be understood in terms of rule-based processing has strongly influenced recent theories of visual surface perception. However, many of the rules that these theories propose apply only in relatively restricted situations. I suggest that more general and robust principles for reducing perceptual ambiguity are available, such as the generic view principle (GVP) described here. According to the GVP, vision assumes that qualitative (e.g. topological… CONTINUE READING
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