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The uncrowded window

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Demonstration that all objects have the same critical spacing for crowding.
Of all my journal papers, I’d single out this one, with Kat Tillman, to represent my research to date. “Crowding” is a breakdown of object recognition due to the combining of features over an inappropriately large area. Most of our visual field is crowded most of the time. The spared central field is the uncrowded window through which we recognize objects and read.
Pelli, D. G., & Tillman, K. A. (2008) The uncrowded window of object recognition. Nature Neuroscience, 11(10):1129-1135.  [PDF, including supplement]

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February 12, 2010 at 2:05 pm

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