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Visual Updating and Visual Awareness

Michael McCloskey

in Visual Reflections

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780195168693
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199871513 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168693.003.0018

Series: Oxford Psychology Series

 							Visual Updating and Visual Awareness

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This chapter presents results concerning AH's head and eye movements and the consequences of these movements for her visual location perception. It shows that AH often moved her head and eyes in the wrong direction when attempting to orient toward a visual stimulus. It then reports a far more surprising result: AH's misperceptions of object location often remained stable across head and eye movements. For this latter result, the chapter offers a speculative interpretation concerning the processes that generate high-level visual location representations. Finally, it discusses the implications of AH's performance for issues concerning the levels of the visual system implicated in conscious visual experience.

Keywords: visual system; head movement; eye movement; visual location; visual perception; object location

Chapter.  8143 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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