The generic-viewpoint assumption and illusory contours.

@article{Albert2000TheGA,
  title={The generic-viewpoint assumption and illusory contours.},
  author={Marc K. Albert and Donald D. Hoffman},
  journal={Perception},
  year={2000},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={
          303-12
        }
}
Visual images are ambiguous. Any image, or collection of images, is consistent with an infinite number of possible scenes in the world. Yet we are generally unaware of this ambiguity. During ordinary perception we are generally aware of only one, or perhaps a few of these possibilities. Human vision evidently exploits certain constraints--assumptions about the world and images formed of it--in order to generate its perceptions. One constraint that has been widely studied by researchers in human… CONTINUE READING

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