Eye Movements and Perceived Visual Direction

  • Leonard Matin
Part of the Handbook of Sensory Physiology book series (SENSORY, volume 7 / 4)


The implicit assumption that visual perception is not susceptible to influences from extraretinal sources1 has held extremely well in the areas of color vision, contour perception, and intensity discrimination. It has permitted the development of theoretical models of considerable generality for treatment of psychophysical phenomena in these areas that are based essentially on reasonable inferences from present knowledge regarding the neurophysiology, photochemistry, and neuroanatomy of the primary visual projection system. As will be indicated below, where this assumption can be reasonably made in the area of space perception some progress has taken place in a search for physiologically-based theoretical mechanisms for treatment of psychophysical data.


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  • Leonard Matin
    • 1
  1. 1.New YorkUSA

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