The role of orientation and position in shape perception

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This study investigates the contributions of position versus orientation information in shape perception by putting the two in conflict. Sampling the orientation of, e.g., a rounded pentagon and positioning the samples on a circle creates a stimulus in which element positions are consistent with a circle but element orientations with a pentagon.

Original languageEnglish
Article number14
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Vision
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009


  • optometry
  • shape perception
  • vision sciences

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