Figure-ground perception

This lesson focuses on the ability to see an object as separate from its surroundings and focus on it. Enhancing this skill will help with reading and scanning an environment for particular objects.


Click on the play button to start the video. If your teacher asks you to pause the video and look at the worksheet you should:

  • Click "Close Video"
  • Click "Next" to view the activity

Your video will re-appear on the next page, and will stay paused in the right place.


These slides will take you through some tasks for the lesson. If you need to re-play the video, click the ‘Resume Video’ icon. If you are asked to add answers to the slides, first download or print out the worksheet. Once you have finished all the tasks, click ‘Next’ below.

Lesson summary: Figure-ground perception

The next lesson in Visual perception is "Visual Closure"

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