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Perception. 1983;12(4):485-90.

Illusory contours in line patterns with apparent depth due to either perspective or overlay.

Abstract

An illusory contour along a partially delineated border in the form of an apparent 'outside' corner due to perspective was as strong as one along a similarly delineated border in the form of an edge due to overlay. An illusory contour along a border in the form of an apparent 'inside' corner, due probably to both perspective and overlay, was stronger than either. These outcomes suggest that apparent stratification from overlay is not necessary for the occurrence of illusory contours. They also accord with the view that apparent depth due to overlay or to perspective is equally effective in rendering partially delineated borders more prominent and, in consequence, the illusory contours that form along them stronger.

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