FIGURE-GROUND PERCEPTION By Nugent, Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 a term given to our ability to discriminate between the background and the object in our field of vision. Impairment in this can impede learning ability. FIGURE-GROUND PERCEPTION: "The figure-ground perception allows us to see the figure and the background." Related Psychology Terms FORM DISCRIMINATION INTERPOSITION FIGURE-GROUND INTERMODAL MATCHING TACTUAL SIZE DISCRIMINATION FIGURE-GROUND DISTORTION APRAXIA OF GAIT BRIGHTNESS THRESHOLD DIRECT GLARE CATARACT Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "FIGURE-GROUND PERCEPTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/figure-ground-perception/ (accessed June 24, 2017).