ambiguous figure

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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  • ambiguous figure — noun : a picture of a subject which the viewer may see as either of two different subjects or as the same subject from either of two different viewpoints depending on his interpretation of the total configuration …   Useful english dictionary

  • ambiguous illusion —    Also known as ambiguous figure, ambiguity, reversible figure, and bistable figure. All five terms refer to a cognitive illusion elicited by images or objects that are capable of bringing about a perceptual switch between the alternative… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • figure-ground — ¦ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷ adjective : relating to or being the relationships between the parts of a perceptual field which is perceived as divided into a part consisting of figures having form and standing out from a part comprising the background and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rubin's figure —    Also known as Rubin face, Rubin s face, Rubin vase, Rubin s vase, Rubin s vase face illusion, goblet figure, and figure ground vase. The eponym Rubin s figure refers to the Danish psychologist Edgar Rubin (1886 1951), who described the… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • Red-figure pottery — Red figure vase painting is one of the most important styles of figural Greek vase painting. It developed in Athens around 530 BC and remained in use until the late 3rd century BC. It replaced the previously dominant style of Black figure vase… …   Wikipedia

  • bistable figure —    see ambiguous illusion …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • reversible figure —    see ambiguous illusion …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • Jastrow's duck-rabbit —    Also referred to as duck rabbit, rabbit duck, Jastrow s duck rabbit illusion, and rabbit duck illusion. The eponym Jastrow s duck rabbit refers to the Polish American psychologist Joseph Jastrow (1863 1944), who in 1899 published a drawing… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • Meine Frau und meine Schwiegermutter — (englisch: My Wife and My Mother In Law) ist eine der bekanntesten Kippfiguren. Die Zeichnung des Cartoonisten William Ely Hill (1887–1962) erschien zum ersten Mal 1915 im Puck Magazin, einem US Satiremagazin, das vom britischen Punch beeinflusst …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Perception — For other uses, see Perception (disambiguation). Perceptual redirects here. For the Brian Blade album, see Perceptual (album). Robert Fludd s depiction of perception (1619) …   Wikipedia

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