Color and figure-ground: From signals to qualia

Routledge (2014)
Abstract
The laws which predict how the perceptual quality of figure-ground can be extracted from the most elementary visual signals were discovered by the Gestaltists, and form an essential part of their movement (see especially Metzger, 1930, and Wertheimer, 1923 translated and re-edited by Lothar Spillmann, 2009 and 2012, respectively). Distinguishing figure from ground is a prerequisite for perception of both form and space (the relative positions, trajectories, and distances of objects in the visual field. The human brain has an astonishing capacity for selecting and combining a few critical visual signals to accurately represent both form and space.
Keywords Contrast perception  Figure-ground segregation  Gestalt theory
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