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Tony Movshon; Using artifice to understand nature. Journal of Vision 2016;16(12):1. doi: https://doi.org/10.1167/16.12.1.
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Vision evolved to function in the natural world, but that does not mean that we need to use images of that world to study vision. Synthetic stimuli designed to test hypotheses about visual encoding and representation (e.g. lines, edges, gratings, random dot kinematograms and stereograms, textures with controlled statistics have given us a clear picture of many specific visual mechanisms, and allow principled tests of theories of visual function. What more could a reasonable person want?
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