Can your eyes “see” things that you cannot? In this study in the Journal of Vision, Barbara Nordhjem and colleagues use the phenomenon of “emergence” to study eye movements during object recognition. They find, amongst other things, that the eyes were very quick to locate such emergent objects, but that it still took observers a long time to recognize these. Moreover, current saliency models were unable to predict eye-movements, suggesting the eye movement system has access to image statistics not presently captured by such models.
Find the article [here]