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Visual Detection of Line Segments: An Object-Superiority Effect

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Science  22 Nov 1974:
Vol. 186, Issue 4165, pp. 752-755
DOI: 10.1126/science.186.4165.752

Abstract

Observers identified a briefly flashed line segment more accurately when it was part of a drawing that looked unitary and three-dimensional than when the line was in one of several less coherent flat designs.