Contrast thresholds for identification of numeric characters in direct and eccentric view.

@article{Strasburger1991ContrastTF,
  title={Contrast thresholds for identification of numeric characters in direct and eccentric view.},
  author={Hans Strasburger and Lewis O. Harvey and Ingo Rentschler},
  journal={Perception & psychophysics},
  year={1991},
  volume={49 6},
  pages={495-508}
}
Aubert and Foerster (1857) are frequently cited for having shown that the lower visual acuity of peripheral vision can be compensated for by increasing stimulus size. This result is seemingly consistent with the concept of cortical magnification, and it has been confirmed by many subsequent authors. Yet it is rarely noted that Aubert and Foerster also observed a loss of the "quality of form." We have studied the recognition of numeric characters in foveal and eccentric vision by determining the… CONTINUE READING
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