Figure and ground in the brain

N. Rubin

Research output: Contribution to journalShort surveypeer-review


Segregation of an image into figure and ground is an important step in visual processing. Two new papers show that responses in human and monkey brain areas known to be involved in shape perception depend critically on whether a region is perceived as figure or ground.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)857-858
Number of pages2
JournalNature Neuroscience
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience


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