Visual worlds: construction or reconstruction?
Source: Journal of Consciousness Studies, Volume 9, Numbers 5-6, 2002 , pp. 72-87(16)
Publisher: Imprint Academic
Psychophysical studies of change blindness indicate that, at any instant, human observers are aware of detail in few parts of the visual field. Such results suggest, to some theorists, that human vision reconstructs only a few portions of the visual scene and that, to bridge the resulting representational gaps, it often lets physical objects serve as their own short-term memory. We propose that human vision reconstructs no portion of the visual scene, and that it never lets physical objects serve as their own short-term memory.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2002-01-01