The role of convexity in perceptual completion: beyond good continuation

Zili Liu, David W. Jacobs, Ronen Basri
1999 Vision Research  
Since the seminal work of the Gestalt psychologists, there has been great interest in understanding what factors determine the perceptual organization of images. While the Gestaltists demonstrated the significance of grouping cues such as similarity, proximity and good continuation, it has not been well understood whether their catalog of grouping cues is complete -in part due to the paucity of effective methodologies for examining the significance of various grouping cues. We describe a novel,
more » ... objective method to study perceptual grouping of planar regions separated by an occluder. We demonstrate that the stronger the grouping between two such regions, the harder it will be to resolve their relative stereoscopic depth. We use this new method to call into question many existing theories
doi:10.1016/s0042-6989(99)00141-8 pmid:10755161 fatcat:k35fdydvwrdehdvsq4smx77msi