Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 11 December 2019

Abstract and Keywords

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

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.