When we open our eyes in the morning, or re-orient our gaze in a new direction, immediately and effortlessly, we are greeted by an enormously rich and coherent view of our visual world. Scene are quickly categorized--objects are easily recognized. The perceptual and cognitive mechanisms that underlie this ability are currently under intense investigation by neuroscientists, experimental psychologists, and researchers in machine vision. To see what all the excitement is about, just follow the link below.