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date: 24 January 2020

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There is something special about holes that can be analyzed in terms of their existence (ontology), their structure (topology), and their visual properties (contour ownership and perceived part structure). Interest in holes, therefore, crosses the boundaries of different disciplines. This chapter will discuss holes and how they are processed by the visual system. Visual holes have proved themselves useful in the study of perception and of figure-ground organization in particular.

Keywords: topology, hole, vision, contour ownership, figure-ground organization

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