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Can we learn to ignore objects in our visual field?

When we look through our visual environment, we often get distracted. Can we learn to overcome this distraction and if yes how does it work? In our everyday life, we search all the time. We spend a lot of time searching for our keys, our reading glasses or a subway stop. Visual searches are the most prominent task our visual system...

Is the dress black-blue or white-gold? Color constancy in the wild

Social media reactions exploded over the picture of a dress a couple of hours ago. The question seems simple enough but turned out tricky: Is this dress white and gold or blue and black? The colors seem incredibly different and initially I thought this was some kind of a social media joke. But apparently people were really not agreeing on...