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Our goal is to link spatial and temporal properties of letter recognition to reading speed for text viewed centrally or in peripheral vision. We propose that the size of the visual span - the number of letters recognizable in a glance - imposes a fundamental limit on reading speed, and that shrinkage of the visual span in peripheral vision accounts for(More)
After an observer adapts to a moving stimulus, texture within a stationary stimulus is perceived to drift in the opposite direction-the traditional motion aftereffect (MAE). It has recently been shown that the perceived position of objects can be markedly influenced by motion adaptation. In the present study, we examine the selectivity of positional shifts(More)
The ability to see fine detail diminishes when the target of interest moves at a speed greater than a few deg/s. The purpose of this study was to identify fundamental limitations on spatial acuity that result from image motion. Discrimination of Vernier offset was measured for a pair of vertical abutting lines and letter resolution was measured using a(More)
Amblyopia is characterized by a deficit in identifying small letters (acuity deficit) in the absence of identifiable ocular pathology. One explanation for this deficit is that the amblyopic visual system lacks appropriate channels tuned to high spatial frequencies for identifying small letters. The purpose of this study was to examine the spatial-frequency(More)
BACKGROUND Vision in people with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) is reported to be different from people without ASC, but the neural level at which the differences begin to occur is not yet known. Here we examine two variants of a vernier acuity task to determine if differences are evident in early visual processing. FINDINGS Abutting and separated(More)
Vernier and letter acuities are both susceptible to degradation by image motion. In a previous study, we showed that the worsening of Vernier acuity for stimuli moving up to 4 degrees/s is accounted for primarily by a shift of visual sensitivity to mechanisms of lower spatial frequency. The purposes of this study were to extend the previous results for(More)
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