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Contour erasure and filling-in: New observations.

  • Author(s): Anstis, Stuart
  • Greenlee, Mark W
  • et al.

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https://doi.org/10.1068/i0624rep
Abstract

Contour erasure is a newly established form of flicker adaptation that diminishes the saliency of object edges leading to their complete disappearance (Anstis, S. 2013. Journal of Vision, 13(2):25, 1-14). If these "disappeared" objects are then viewed on textured backgrounds, the observers experience filling-in, the illusory sense of background completion in the absence of physical input. In a series of observations, we demonstrate that contour erasure can greatly speed up the filling-in (or fading) of brightness. Based on these observations, we suggest that contour adaptation happens early in the magnocellular pathways.

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