METACONTRAST

is a form of masking an object which the perception of one object (the target) is altered by the application of another object (the mask). For example, a large circle is placed but only a small dot is seen due to a ring covering the larger circle.

METACONTRAST: "The process of a meta-contrast ensures that an object is hidden by a mask. For example, a large circle is placed but only a small dot is seen due to a ring covering the larger circle. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "METACONTRAST," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/metacontrast/ (accessed June 20, 2019).
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