Visual closure is the ability to visualize a complete whole when an incomplete picture is presented. The aim of the present study was to investigate the Kaufman Gestalt closure task in children with cerebral and ocular visual impairments. Looking behavior was assessed by an eye tracker system to quantify the number and duration of fixations. We found that children with visual impairments due to cerebral damage show weaker Gestalt perception and had different looking patterns than children with ocular or without visual impairments. Children with brain damage performed significantly worse on the animate items than the group without brain damage.

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Journal Developmental Neuropsychology
van der Zee, Y.J, Kooiker, M.J.G., Ojeda, M.T., & Pel, J.J.M. (2019). Gestalt Perception in Children With Visual Impairments: Item-Specific Performance and Looking Behavior. Developmental Neuropsychology, 44(3), 296–309. doi:10.1080/87565641.2019.1590836