Hidden Keys

Human Brains Find Hidden Objects that Computers Can’t Find

 

Do you see the keys in this picture? That’s because the human brain is really good at seeing partially obscured objects. New research conducted at the University of Washington in Seattle examined the interactions between the visual cortex and the prefrontal cortex when subjects tried to identify partially hidden objects. This research may help to explain why some people have difficulty focusing in a chaotic or disordered environment, as is the case for some people with autism. One of the fascinating aspects of the research is the insight into tasks that our brains normally do without difficulty but that computers do not do successfully.

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