The effects of perceptual set on the shape and apparent depth of subjective contours

Stanley Coren, Clare Kathleen Porac, Leonard H. Theodor

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Abstract

Two experiments showed the influence of perceptual set on the perception of subjective contours. In the first, the perceived shape of a subjective-contour figure (a minimal version of the Ehrenstein configuration) was varied by altering the observer's viewing set. The second experiment showed that apparent depth emerged in subjective-contour figures when observers were set to perceive the illusory contours.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-333
Number of pages7
JournalPerception & Psychophysics
Volume39
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1986

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  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities(all)
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  • Sensory Systems
  • Psychology(all)

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Coren, Stanley ; Porac, Clare Kathleen ; Theodor, Leonard H. / The effects of perceptual set on the shape and apparent depth of subjective contours. In: Perception & Psychophysics. 1986 ; Vol. 39, No. 5. pp. 327-333.
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