Dancing Letters and Ticks That Buzz around Aimlessly: On the Origin of Crowding

@article{Strasburger2014DancingLA,
  title={Dancing Letters and Ticks That Buzz around Aimlessly: On the Origin of Crowding},
  author={H. Strasburger},
  journal={Perception},
  year={2014},
  volume={43},
  pages={963 - 976}
}
  • H. Strasburger
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Perception
  • When we see an object, we know where it is. Or do we? Perhaps not in indirect vision, as was observed by the gestalt psychologist Korte in 1923. Objects and object parts appear to ‘dance around’, and these phenomena may underlie a part of what is called the crowding effect today. From Korte's account of pattern recognition in indirect vision, I select two phenomena: A loss of the positional code for letter parts and a loss of the same for whole letters. Using these examples, I present a novel… CONTINUE READING
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