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Some Contentious Points

J. Kevin O’Regan

in Why Red Doesn’t Sound Like a Bell

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780199775224
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919031 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199775224.003.0045
Some Contentious Points

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The new view of seeing provides a solution to the question of why various defects of the visual apparatus pose no problem to us. It also explains results that are otherwise surprising, namely cases in which we fail to see what would normally be very obvious elements in the visual field, as in the phenomena of looked but failed to see (or inattentional blindness) and change blindness. This chapter addresses in more detail some points already mentioned in earlier sections.

Keywords: vision; seeing; visual system; visual defects; visual field; inattentional blindness; change blindness

Chapter.  4249 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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