Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary
Pessoa et al.: Perceptual completion

Filling-in as the phenomenal side of binding

Karl Frederick Arrington a1
a1 Psychology Department, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-1104; and Visual Research Laboratory, Raytheon Training, Inc., Mesa, AZ 85206-0904


The question is broadened from isomorphism to invertible transformation and optimal representation. Motivations are drawn from image compression but with an emphasis on object segmentation. Filling-in is considered as the phenomenal side of the binding process with back-surface filling-in being important. Finally, re-normalization of local filtering by globally integrated context is emphasized.