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Discriminating objects from their surroundings by the visual system.

Definition contributed by Anonymous

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figure ground segregation
is a kind of

No associations
figure ground segregation
is a part of

  • visual perception
  • are a kind of
    figure ground segregation

    No associations
    are a part of
    figure ground segregation

  • border ownership
  • Tasks that are asserted to measure figure ground segregation

    Task Contrast Measure

    ambiguous figure task
    • cumulative duration of exposure to stimulus

    dot motion task
    • proportion of dots moving in a specific direction other than target
    • proportion of dots moving randomly


    Figure-ground activity in primary visual cortex is suppressed by anesthesia.
    Lamme VA, Zipser K, Spekreijse H
    (Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A)
    1998 Mar 17