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.
An investigation into perceptual completion in blind areas of visual field.