figure and ground

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fig·ure and ground

(fig'yūr grownd),
That aspect of perception wherein the perceived is separated into at least two parts, each with different attributes but influencing one another. Figure is the most distinct; ground the least formed; for example, a bird or tree (figure) seen against the sky (ground).

fig·ure and ground

(fig'yŭr grownd)
That aspect of perception wherein the perceived is separated into at least two parts, each with different attributes but influencing one another. Figure is the most distinct; ground the least formed; e.g., a bird or tree (figure) seen against the sky (ground).
Synonym(s): figure-ground discrimination.
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Having noted this, five theoretical constructs of visual perception consistently appear in the literature: spatial relationships, visual discrimination, figure ground, visual closure, and visual memory (Chalfant & Scheffelin, 1969; Colarusso & Hammill, 2003; Martin, 2006; Reed, 2001; Scheiman, 1997a).
All are published in this issue and are also shown opposite in the form of figure ground plans at a scale of 1:500, so readers can instantly compare the different projects in a graphic and revealing amuse bouche.
FIGURE GROUND (1) (Kaputi-wa) iya ede tebolo-neunai.
Students learn to deal with figure ground relationships by leaving some shapes empty, and by dealing with the picture plane as one of the shapes/spaces to be considered.
Using a bookmark or other screening item to isolate for reading one line at a time may prevent challenges with figure ground perception.
But the figure ground equation can also run the other way, with art becoming ground to life's figure.
with sitting standing lying in/on/at (the) front 30 15 0 behind, at the back 12 10 1 on 216 59 51 over, above, on top of 12 8 0 under, underneath, below 2 2 0 Table 4 Properties of the figure and ground in sitting/standing/lying constructions Figure Ground sitting 661/682 = 612/682 = 96.
Exhibits that emphasize surprise and discovery in the areas of depth perception, figure ground illusions, color vision, reflection, light, color, interference, sound, waves and resonance have been selected and will be replicated from the permanent collection of more than 650 exhibits at the Exploratorium in San Francisco.
531), Cohen and Rein (1992) separated the physical and cognitive elements of visual processing, noting that the integrity of the optical system affects input to the brain, and that cognitive perception is a process that includes form constancy, visual closure, figure ground analysis, visual sequencing, spatial relationships, visual memory, visual auditory integration and visual motor integration.
In artistic expression and appreciation, "absolutes" are integral: the point, the line, primary colors, right angles, proportion, form, and shape, as well as perceptual principles such as interposition, linear perspective, figure ground organization, reversal, and shape, size, and brightness constancies--all are "absolutes" which must be explored and manipulated in the search to reveal "truths" of both order and disorder.
While the figure ground of this home was inverted to place voids at the periphery and a solid at the centre, the internal spaces remained focused on a single centralised volume; the space for unavoidable interaction.
Such differentiation can be considered as positive or negative, the substance of figure ground theory.