The perception of transparent three-dimensional objects.


Journal Article

When the proximal and distal elements of wire-frame cubes are conflated, observers perceive illusory structures that no longer behave veridically. These phenomena suggest that what we normally see depends on visual associations generated by experience. The necessity of such learning may explain why the mammalian visual system is subject to a prolonged period of plasticity in early life, when novel circuits are made in enormous numbers.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Purves, D; Andrews, TJ

Published Date

  • June 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 94 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 6517 - 6522

PubMed ID

  • 9177250

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9177250

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1091-6490

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0027-8424

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1073/pnas.94.12.6517


  • eng