FIGURE-GROUND PERCEPTION

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."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "FIGURE-GROUND PERCEPTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/figure-ground-perception/ (accessed November 19, 2017).
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