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Attention scales with object size

A study shows that knowledge about an object’s size — how large it is in the real world — changes how people allocate attention towards the space occupied by a drawing of the object.

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Park, S. Attention scales with object size. Nat Hum Behav 3, 12–13 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-018-0497-y

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