Dancing letters'and ticks that buzz around aimlessly: on the origin of crowding.

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… CONTINUE READING