Gestalt similarity groupings are not constructed in parallel

  title={Gestalt similarity groupings are not constructed in parallel},
  author={Dian Yu and Derek Tam and Steven L. Franconeri},
Our visual system organizes spatially distinct areas with similar features into perceptual groups. To better understand the underlying mechanism of grouping, one route is to study its capacity and temporal progression. Intuitively, that capacity seems unlimited, and the temporal progression feels immediate. In contrast, here we show that in a visual search task that requires similarity grouping, search performance is consistent with serial processing of those groups. This was true across… Expand

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