It is known that the human brain has a strong preference for rectangularity in interpreting pictures as 3D shapes. Symmetry is also considered to be a factor that the human vision system places high priority on when perceiving 3D objects. Thus, a question is raised: which is more basic, the rectangularity preference or the symmetry preference? To answer this question, we carried out experiments using pictures that have at least two interpretations as 3D objects, one of which was rectangular but not symmetric, and the other of which was symmetric but not rectangular. We found that the preference for rectangularity is stronger than that for symmetry. This observation will help us to understand various 3D optical illusions, including the room-size illusion and the ambiguous object illusion.

Rectangularity Is Stronger Than Symmetry in Interpreting 2D Pictures as 3D Objects / Sugihara, K.; Pinna, B.. - In: FRONTIERS IN HUMAN NEUROSCIENCE. - ISSN 1662-5161. - 16:(2022), p. 849159. [10.3389/fnhum.2022.849159]

Rectangularity Is Stronger Than Symmetry in Interpreting 2D Pictures as 3D Objects

Sugihara K.
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2022

Abstract

It is known that the human brain has a strong preference for rectangularity in interpreting pictures as 3D shapes. Symmetry is also considered to be a factor that the human vision system places high priority on when perceiving 3D objects. Thus, a question is raised: which is more basic, the rectangularity preference or the symmetry preference? To answer this question, we carried out experiments using pictures that have at least two interpretations as 3D objects, one of which was rectangular but not symmetric, and the other of which was symmetric but not rectangular. We found that the preference for rectangularity is stronger than that for symmetry. This observation will help us to understand various 3D optical illusions, including the room-size illusion and the ambiguous object illusion.
Rectangularity Is Stronger Than Symmetry in Interpreting 2D Pictures as 3D Objects / Sugihara, K.; Pinna, B.. - In: FRONTIERS IN HUMAN NEUROSCIENCE. - ISSN 1662-5161. - 16:(2022), p. 849159. [10.3389/fnhum.2022.849159]
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