Mapping a Field of Short-Time Visual Search

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  21 Dec 1962:
Vol. 138, Issue 3547, pp. 1327-1328
DOI: 10.1126/science.138.3547.1327


The binocular field of vision during short-time search of a stimulus matrix was mapped and found to be ovaloid, with the longer axis horizontal and with the center of the field above the fixation point. The field expands in area as a function of exposure time, and there are frequent irregularities in its shape.