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January 1933

Psychological Factors in Peripheral Vision.

Arch NeurPsych. 1933;29(1):205-209. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1933.02240070211019

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The Committee on the Physiology of Vision of the Medical Research Council has now published nine reports, of which this is the latest. Of the former reports, one was concerned with peripheral vision. (A list of these reports is given at the end of this review.) The present report contains a further contribution to this same subject, i. e., a perception of complex figures coming into view at the edges of the field of sight, the influence of the time of exposure on the accuracy of this peripheral perception of form, the influence on peripheral perception of directing voluntary attention to parts of the visual fields and the visual judgment of the position of an object lying at the periphery.

The pamphlet is divided into seven parts and a summary. In the introduction, the differences between direct and indirect vision and the various physical, retinal and central factors connected with