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Top-Down Control in Contour Grouping

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urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-275105
Volberg, Gregor ; Wutz, Andreas ; Greenlee, Mark W.
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Abstract

Human observers tend to group oriented line segments into full contours if they follow the Gestalt rule of 'good continuation'. It is commonly assumed that contour grouping emerges automatically in early visual cortex. In contrast, recent work in animal models suggests that contour grouping requires learning and thus involves top-down control from higher brain structures. Here we explore ...

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