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ERIC Number: EJ270239
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
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A New Perceptual Context-Superiority Effect: Line Segments Are More Visible against a Figure than against a Ground.
Wong, Eva; Weisstein, Naomi
Science, v218 n4572 p587-89 Nov 5 1982
Reports effects of context that are entirely perceptual. Visual discrimination was enhanced when line segments were flashed in a region that was perceived as a figure. Discrimination was substantially degraded when the same region was seen as ground although the physical stimulus remained identical throughout figure-ground reversals. (Author/JN)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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