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Ken Tan


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Ken Tan


Exploring the interactions of visual texture and shape


Everywhere we look shapes are all around us. To be able to recognize an object inherently implies that we are able to identify the shape of the object in question. Various cues are available in the real world to allow us to identify these objects. Of these, visual texture is one such cue that allows us to do so. I aim to explore the manner in which different visual cues are combined to determine perceived shape, in particular visual texture cues to shape.

Why my research is important

This study will advance our understanding of shape perception by the human visual system. It allows insights into the ways in which shape is determined from visual texture. This will in turn contribute to increasing our understanding of the human vision system.


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