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BACKGROUND TO ACTIVE VISION

John M. Findlay

in Active Vision: The Psychology of Looking and Seeing

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198524793
eISBN:
9780191711817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524793.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter reviews the features of the visual and oculomotor systems that are particularly important for understanding active vision. First, the chapter describes the inhomogeneity of the visual ... More


On Serendipity: The Gift of Accidental Sagacity

John Paul Lederach

in The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195174540
eISBN:
9780199835409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174542.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on links between serendipity and real politics. It argues that in the real world, the element that historically assures extinction is unidirectionality and tunnel vision, a ... More


Identification of Peripheral Visual Images in a Laterally Restricted Gaze Field

John L. Semmlow, Gabriel M. Gauthier, and Jean-Louis Vercher

in The Head-Neck Sensory Motor System

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195068207
eISBN:
9780199847198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068207.003.0068
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

The study in this chapter aims to assess the effects of degraded peripheral vision on visual performance. A series of preliminary psychological experiments were conducted to evaluate identification ... More


Alhacen and the Grand Synthesis

A. Mark Smith

in From Sight to Light: The Passage from Ancient to Modern Optics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226174761
eISBN:
9780226174938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226174938.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

At the most general level, this chapter aims to show that Ibn al-Haytham’s Kitāb al-Manāẓir (“Book of Optics”) is best understood as a systematic elaboration on Ptolemy’s Optics according to a ... More


Cantinflismo and Relajo’s Peripheral Vision

Nilo Couret

in Mock Classicism: Latin American Film Comedy, 1930-1960

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520296848
eISBN:
9780520969162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296848.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter revisits the popular comedies of Mario “Cantinflas” Moreno from the golden age of Mexican cinema and argues that these films are not simply escapist and ideologically suspect but ... More


Disorientation

Ann Cooper Albright

in How to Land: Finding Ground in an Unstable World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190873677
eISBN:
9780190873714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873677.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

Moments of disorientation—be they personal, communal, economic, or political—can become opportunities to rethink our habitual ways of being in the world. This chapter presents embodied practices that ... More


AWS and UFOs

Michael Heim

in Virtual Realism

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195104264
eISBN:
9780197561690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195104264.003.0012
Subject:
Computer Science, Virtual Reality

Something....-What? —A phenomenon. Something intrusive, something vague but insistent, pushing itself upon us. — Something outside? From afar? Something alien? — Something descending in the night, ... More


Attention

Ronnie Lidor and Gal Ziv

in Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology: Research Directions To Advance the Field

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780197512494
eISBN:
9780197512524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197512494.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The performance of motor skills is linked with paying attention to the task at hand and/or to relevant cues associated with the environment where the individual/team is performing. This chapter ... More


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