The Use of Coarse and Fine Peripheral Information During the Final Part of Fixations in Scene Perception

  • Martien Wampers
  • Paul M. J. van Diepen


A large body of evidence exists, showing that visual stimuli are simultaneously analyzed by a number of quasi-independent channels (Campbell and Robson, 1968; Blakemore and Campbell, 1969; Blakemore and Sutton, 1969), each sensitive to a limited range of spatial frequencies. These channels seem to differ with respect to temporal characteristics: Low spatial frequencies appear to be processed faster than high spatial frequencies (Breitmeyer, 1975).


Spatial Frequency Fixation Duration Comparison Stimulus Frequency Information Saccadic Amplitude 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martien Wampers
    • 1
  • Paul M. J. van Diepen
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LeuvenBelgium

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