• Eckart MichaelsenEmail author
  • Jochen Meidow
Part of the Advances in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition book series (ACVPR)


For the time being, this chapter is quite short. We are not aware of any elaborated theory of illusion. After a short review about what has been proposed in the literature, our main idea is presented, i.e., deriving illusion from top-down search procedures. A competing alternative approach emanates from the main function of illusion, i.e., a means to counter occlusion.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fraunhofer IOSBEttlingenGermany

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