visual perception functions

Figure-ground perception

Ability to distinguish objects/pictures despite their background that makes those objects more or less obvious/visible.

Impairment of figure-ground perception is translated in the difficulty of seeing information on the blackboard/whiteboard or presented at a distance, finding words in the dictionary, recognizing the own house or flat because of background information such as trees and other buildings around.

Click on the image below to see a short presentation about "Figure-ground perception" on Vision2Brain Youtube channel. 

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