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Interference in Visual Recognition

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Science  24 Apr 1964:
Vol. 144, Issue 3617, pp. 424-425
DOI: 10.1126/science.144.3617.424

Abstract

Pictures of common objects, coming slowly into focus, were viewed by adult observers. Recognition was delayed when subjects first viewed the pictures out of focus. The greater or more prolonged the initial blur, the slower the eventual recognition. Interference may be accounted for partly by the difficulty of rejecting incorrect hypotheses based on substandard cues.