perceptual completion

perceptual completion

An optical illusion in which a boundary, color, texture, light, or object is seen where one does not actually exist. This defect in visual perception, also known as “filling-in, ” commonly is experienced by people with visual field cuts or defects (scotoma).
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Anisotropy of tolerance of perceptual completion at the blind spot.
Preattentive and cognitive effects on perceptual completion at the blind spot.
Dynamic surrounds ofreceptive fields in primate striate cortex: A physiological basis for perceptual completion? Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the U.S.A., 89, 8547-8551.