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People better at recognizing low-resolution images than you'd think

People better at recognizing low-resolution images than you'd think



Is this a person? A bunch of building blocks? Perhaps a house? According to a somewhat silly study on Cognitive Daily: Casual Fridays put very low-resolution images—down to six pixels (the above image is 10 pixels)—to see if people could recognize whether something is human, an object, or a building. From the post:


    Average accuracy was almost 90 percent, and only one photo, at the lowest resolution, troubled readers so much that they weren't significantly better than 50 percent accurate -- the level dictated by chance.


They even could identify what the building was and who the people in the photos were. So, who might this handsome fellow be? (Answer is in the first comment below.)


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