Three-dimensional illusory contours and surfaces

@article{Carman1992ThreedimensionalIC,
  title={Three-dimensional illusory contours and surfaces},
  author={George J. Carman and L. V. Welch},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1992},
  volume={360},
  pages={585-587}
}
UNDER general viewing conditions, objects are often partially camouflaged, obscured or occluded, thereby limiting information about their three-dimensional position, orientation and shape to incomplete and variable image cues. When presented with such partial cues, observers report perceiving 'illusory' contours and surfaces (forms) in regions having no physical image contrast1–7. Here we report that three-dimensional illusory forms share three fundamental properties with 'real' forms: (1) the… CONTINUE READING

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