part of vision that occurs on the edges of the field of vision
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Peripheral vision is the ability to see objects and movement outside of the direct line of vision.
The main functions of peripheral vision are:
- 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.