Adaptations to Transformations of the Optic Array

  • Ian P. Howard
Part of the Perspectives in Vision Research book series (PIVR)


People adapt to visual distortions that are experienced, for instance, when they first wear spectacles. The changes underlying adaptation can occur in the oculocentriC., or retinotopiC., system, which codes the positions and movements of images on the retina. They can occur in the headcentric system, which codes the positions of objects with respect to the head, or in the body centric system, the system that allows us to point to a seen object with an unseen hand. Finally, they can occur in the exocentric system, which allows us to judge the position of an object with respect to an external frame of reference, for instance, the orientation of a line relative to vertical.


Visual Field Visual Scene Visual Space Visual Distortion Unfamiliar Object 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian P. Howard
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  1. 1.Human Performance in Space LaboratoryYork UniversityNorth YorkCanada

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