FIGURE-GROUND PERCEPTION By N., Sam M.S. - 27 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 FIGURE-DRAWING TEST CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY CREATIVITY TESTS ESTHETICS ADOLESCENCE (Theories) COLOR BLINDNESS LANGUAGE (Psycholinguistics) HALLUCINOGEN SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TESTS LASHLEY, KARL SPENCER (1890- 1958) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "FIGURE-GROUND PERCEPTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/figure-ground-perception/ (accessed December 5, 2021).