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Contour integration: Psychophysical, neurophysiological, and computational perspectives

Hess, RF and May, KA and Dumoulin, SO (2014) 'Contour integration: Psychophysical, neurophysiological, and computational perspectives.' In: Wagemans, J, (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Perceptual Organization. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199686858


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One of the important roles of our visual system is to detect and segregate objects. Neurons in the early visual system extract local image features from the visual scene. To combine these features into separate, global objects, the visual system must perform some kind of grouping operation. One such operation is contour integration. Contours form the outlines of objects, and are the first step in shape perception. We discuss the mechanism of contour integration from psychophysical, neurophysiological, and computational perspectives.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: contours, global integration, grouping, shape perception, computations
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2016 14:53
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:21

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