A blurry image is a blurry object, not a real object.
The brain can recognize it as a blur, but not as a real, solid object.
That’s because the brain can’t recognize real objects with enough resolution to detect the outlines of solid objects, said John DeLuca, MD, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Harvard Medical School, who was not involved in the study.
The researchers asked participants to look at a series of blurry images of a person with a blurry retinal.
When they looked at the first blurry image, they found it to be a person standing in a room with no background.
But when they looked again at the second and third blurry images, they could identify that it was an image of a woman with the person standing next to her.
The participants were asked to rate their own experience of the blurry images on a scale of one to five stars, with stars representing their level of appreciation for the blurry image.
Participants were then asked to complete a second, longer survey about how they would rate their perception of a blurry photograph.
The blurry photographs showed a different person to participants than did the actual objects.
They could not tell the difference between the real and blurry objects.
The researchers said they did not expect to see a difference between a blurry photo of a man and a blurry picture of a dog, but they said the results suggested the human brain has an advantage in recognizing objects with blurry objects in its mind.
They are planning to conduct more research on this topic.
A blurry image with two people is not a blurry one, but two blurry images with two real people and two blurry pictures of people and dogs does not necessarily mean the blurry object has the same appearance as the real object, the researchers said.
The study was published online March 11 in the journal Frontiers in Psychology.
Bartels said he hopes the study will help researchers understand how the human visual system works and how it can be trained to recognize the real objects.
He said he is also hoping the study might lead to a better understanding of how brain disorders and disabilities can be treated.
“This is an important first step in a whole series of studies,” Bartels said.
About the study: The study involved 16 participants from the United States and the Netherlands, ages 19 to 63, who were randomly assigned to one of four treatment groups: a single-blind, sham group, a single group of six patients receiving laser treatment, and a group of 18 patients receiving standard laser treatment.
The treatment groups were instructed to view the blurry, but real-world, images and to rate them on a 10-point scale from one to 5 stars, ranging from 0 to 5.
This study was funded by the National Institutes of Health.
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