Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: A New Theory for What’s Happening In the Brain When Something Looks Familiar

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This is a drawing of a woman surrounded by random objectsResearchers propose a new theory of what happens in the brain when we experience familiar seeming visual stimuli. The theory, dubbed sensory referenced suppression, suggests the brain understands different levels of activation expected for sensory input and corrects for it, leaving behind the signal for familiarity.