Exampls of EMBEDDED FIGURE GROUND TASKS
in the VISUAL MODALITY
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Example #1-- FIND TOM CRUISE and DOLLY PARTON. In this picture, you need to try and pick out the silhouettes of two persons in ballet tights.
Answer--You are right, of course, I lied. But, college professors can do that. That's how we get promoted. Yes, there was no one in there. But did you notice how the blocks seemed to swirl around? Of course, they weren't really, but as our visual perceptual system automatically struggles to estabish some bases on which to create a figure-ground structure, the image seems to change before our very eyes.
Example #2-- Overlapping rectangles. At the top are two overlapping triangles. Can you tell which figures in the bottom row contain this configuration?