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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 betweenExpand
A sensorimotor account of vision and visual consciousness.
  • J. O'Regan, A. Noë
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Behavioral and brain sciences
  • 1 October 2001
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. Expand
Solving the "real" mysteries of visual perception: the world as an outside memory.
  • J. O'Regan
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Canadian 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. Expand
Eye movements and reading.
  • J. O'Regan
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Reviews of oculomotor research
  • 1990
Fixation location effects on fixation durations during reading: an inverted optimal viewing position effect
An analysis of three large existing corpora of eye movement data showed a surprising inverted Optimal Viewing Position curve: mean fixation duration is greatest, rather than lowest, when the eyes were at the centers of words. Expand
Reducing the influence of non-target stimuli on saccade accuracy: Predictability and latency effects
Arguments are given in order to show that the improvement of saccade accuracy observed is a perceptual and not a motor effect and, some hypotheses are then presented for a possible underlying mechanism. Expand
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 dependsExpand
Why Red Doesn't Sound Like a Bell: Understanding the feel of consciousness
PART 1: THE FEEL OF SEEING 1. The catastrophe of the eye 2. A new view of seeing 3. Applying the new view of seeing 4. The illusion of seeing everything 5. Some contentious points PART 2: THE FEEL OFExpand
Change-blindness as a result of ‘mudsplashes’
It is found that change-blindness can occur even when the disruption does not cover or obscure the changes, and is potentially important in driving, surveillance or navigation, as dangerous events occurring in full view can go unnoticed if they coincide with even very small, apparently innocuous, disturbances. Expand
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. Expand