TO SEE OR NOT TO SEE: The Need for Attention to Perceive Changes in Scenes
When looking at a scene, observers feel that they see its entire structure in great detail and can immediately notice any changes in it. However, when brief blank fields are placed between…
A sensorimotor account of vision and visual consciousness.
It is proposed that seeing is a way of acting, which provides a natural and principled way of accounting for visual consciousness, and for the differences in the perceived quality of sensory experience in the different sensory modalities.
Solving the "real" mysteries of visual perception: the world as an outside memory.
- J. O'Regan
- ArtCanadian journal of psychology
- 1 September 1992
This paper discusses several defects of vision and the classical theories of how they are overcome, and suggests an alternative approach, in which the outside world is considered as a kind of external memory store which can be accessed instantaneously by casting one's eyes (or one's attention) to some location.
Fixation location effects on fixation durations during reading: an inverted optimal viewing position effect
Eye movements and reading.
- J. O'Regan
- EducationReviews of oculomotor research
On the role of competing word units in visual word recognition: The neighborhood frequency effect
The data indicate that the presence in the neighborhood of at least one unit of higher frequency than the stimulus word itself results in interference in stimulus word processing.
Reducing the influence of non-target stimuli on saccade accuracy: Predictability and latency effects
Optimal viewing position effect in word recognition: A challenge to current theory.
Through the use of high- and low-frequency words of lengths 4, 5, 7, 9, and 11 letters, it is shown that the time it takes to name a word or to decide if a stimulus is a word or a nonword depends…
Convenient fixation location within isolated words of different length and structure.
- J. O'Regan, A. Lévy-Schoen, J. Pynte, B. Brugaillère
- LinguisticsJournal of Experimental Psychology: Human…
- 1 April 1984
By manipulating the internal lexical structure of the words, it is shown that at least part of the fixation location effect is caused by mechanisms related to ongoing lexical processing.
Discussion of J. Kevin O’Regan’s “Why Red Doesn’t Sound Like a Bell: Understanding the Feel of Consciousness”
A new view of seeing is applied and some contentious points are addressed about the sensorimotor approach to color and the phenomenality plot.