|What do we study? (one example)|
The visual image
is heavily blurred in the periphery (the fovea, a region with highest
acuity, is limited to the central ~2 degrees of the visual field). One
means to compensate for this limitation is to constantly scan the
making about 3 saccades in a second, thereby generating a novel retinal
is changing with every new eye movement. Incredibly, our brain
generates a stable representation of the visual scene in spite of
this jerky and incomplete visual information. This perceptual stability
is so robust that we live in an illusion that we see everything at the
precision all at once.
|The visual scene||The retinal image|
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