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Ensemble perception: Stacking the hay to find the needle

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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.

PMID:36413967 | DOI:10.1016/j.cub.2022.09.042

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