Peripheral vision

part of vision that occurs on the edges of the field of vision

Peripheral vision is the ability to see objects and movement outside of the direct line of vision.

Functions change

The main functions of peripheral vision are:[1]

  • recognition of well-known structures and forms with no need to focus by the foveal line of sight.
  • identification of similar forms and movements (Gestalt psychology laws)
  • delivery of sensations which form the background of detailed visual perception.

References change

  1. Hans-Werner Hunziker, (2006) Im Auge des Lesers: foveale und periphere Wahrnehmung - vom Buchstabieren zur Lesefreude [In the eye of the reader: foveal and peripheral perception - from letter recognition to the joy of reading] Transmedia Stäubli Verlag Zürich 2006 ISBN 978-3-7266-0068-6