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Texture Perception

"A visual texture refers to an image that exhibits self-similarity across location. To put it more simply, a texture is a pattern that looks like itself if chunks of the pattern that do not overlap are compared. As a candidate definition, this is not terrible, but there are also some obvious weaknesses that are worth pointing out. ..." – By Benjamin Balas

Face Perception

"Faces loom large in our everyday lives for many different reasons. We use them to infer people’s thoughts and feelings, to help in understanding what they are saying, to recognize people we know, and to form impressions of people we haven’t met before, including their age, gender, attractiveness, and even personality. ..." – By Andrew W. Young

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