‘Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.’ –Arthur Schopenhauer


When looking at a picture of many trees, young people will tend to say: “This is a forest.” However, the older we get, the more likely we are to notice a single tree before seeing the forest. In a new study published in the July-August issue of Elsevier’s Cortex, researchers have found that these age-related changes are correlated with a specific aspect of visual perception, known as Gestalt perception.

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