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date: 11 December 2019

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This chapter discusses three aspects of visual perception in primates and birds. The first concerns geometric illusions: We perceive objects to be highly distorted in size, length, etc. due to surrounding figural contexts. The second is amodal completion: We complete the portion of a figure that is partly occluded by another to perceive an intact figure. The third is spatiotemporal boundary formation: We perceive a boundary of a figure that is never explicitly presented from fragmentary information.

Keywords: visual perception, primates, birds, geometric illusions, amodal completion, spatiotemporal boundary formation

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