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The main point is that these findings indicate clearly that vivid subjective contours can be created by information unavailable to conscious experience. 15; yet we see the results of our perceptual machinerysubjective occluding contours at very specific and predicted loci in the display. We believe this demonstration, in particular, lays to rest any view that subjective contours are the result of higher-order, nonvisual inferences. 2). 2 Experimental Studies Phenomenology, the method used in the studies described so far, is often viewed suspiciously by those unfamiliar with its contributions.

Yet, although we do not deny that some aspects of perception are illuminated by understanding the properties of these cells, they do not adequately explain the specific aspects of perception we shall describe in this chapter. Our view is that higher functions require, as an input, a data format that explicitly represents the scene as a set of surfaces. 3 presents our theoretical understanding of the mechanisms of surface perception. 1, we consider certain perceptual demonstrations, some of them familiar to the reader, which show how the viewing of very simple patterns is surprisingly revealing of the underlying properties of surface perception.

This type of problem reinforces our conviction that before the process of object recognition can begin, an object must be separated from the rest of the image and made available to the mechanisms of pattern recognition. 12 Stereogram of a face either in front of or behind occluding strips. Note that the face is more easily perceived when it is behind. (Reprinted by permission from K. Nakayama, S. Shimojo, and G. H. ) suggests that we cannot think of object recognition as proceeding from image properties such as those captured by early cortical receptive fields; there needs to be an explicit parsing of the image into surfaces.

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