How does the brain recognize drawn objects as houses or animals?

Article in local newspaper “Die Rheinpfalz”: Prof. Dr. Martin Hebart and his team investigated how our perception of line drawings differs from natural images.

How is it possible for us to recognise line drawings as a house or an animal? After all, they are very different from the appearance of real objects that surround us. They often have no colour, are very simplified or even have a completely different shape than the real thing.

Find out and read the full article in German here.