Curr Biol. 2022 Nov 21;32(22):R1264-R1266. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2022.09.042.
The visual clutter we constantly encounter in the world limits object recognition, a phenomenon known as visual crowding. A new study shows that ensemble perception counters this by condensing redundant information into summary statistical representations, which thus releases visual crowding’s effect on individual objects.