How the Visual System Shows Us a More Persistent World

How the Visual System Shows Us a More Persistent World

Imagine meeting a friend on the street, and imagine that with every step they take, your visual system has to process their image from scratch in order to recognize them. Our visual system is able to retain information obtained in motion, thereby presenting us with a more consistent picture of our surroundings. The same holds true for the visual system,” explains Davide Zoccolan, director of the Visual Neuroscience Laboratory at the Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA). “The visual stimuli used in each were of different types. We also noticed a form of ‘intrinsic’ persistence that increased along the hierarchy of visual areas.

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