Psych M.D. -Figure Ground


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Term: Figure Ground
Definition (Myers):The organization of the visual field into objects(the figures) that stand out from their surroundings (the ground).1
Definition (alternative): referring to humans' ability to separate elements based upon contrast2
Contextual explanation: To differentiate between an object and its surroundings, human bodies have grown abilities called figure ground to do so
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  1. Myers , D.G. (2003).Psychology Seventh Edition. Holland, Michigan : Worth Publishers
  2. Figure and ground - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (n.d.). Retrieved October 14, 2009, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Figure_ground
  3. figure-ground illusion: ambiguity and object reversibility :: figure-ground illusion (psychology) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia. (n.d.). Retrieved October 14, 2009, from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic-art/206638/3100/Ambiguous-figure-seen-as-either-a-white-vase-or-two
  4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrnbbRe4v-0&feature=related



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Date of last edit: 10/16/09













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