• Corpus ID: 18695868


  author={Edward C. Godnig},
Tunnel vision, also referred to as visual perceptual narrowing, is a process that occurs when one is visually aware only of central visual information, while simultaneously ignoring or being unaware of information located in the peripheral field of vision. During this process, high attention and detailed focus is concentrated on central processing, while awareness of peripheral information is suppressed or ignored. Tunnel vision is a response to certain types of stressors, and is closely linked… 
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Eye Movements Drive Steering: Reduced Eye Movement Distribution Impairs Steering and Driving Performance
The authors discuss the possibility that the deterioration in performance is a cost of maintaining steering when eye-movement driving input to the steering controller is reduced, and whether changing internal states in a way that restricts eye movements reduces coordination and affects performance.


Tunnel vision or general interference? Cognitive load and attentional bias are both important.
Tunnel vision as opposed to general interference can be induced by a combination of high foveal cognitive load, a focused attention strategy, and speed stress.
Visual field tunneling in aviators induced by memory demands.
  • L. J. Williams
  • Psychology, Biology
    The Journal of general psychology
  • 1995
The present study demonstrated moderate susceptibility to cognitively induced tunneling in aviators when the foveal task was sufficiently difficult and reaction time was the principal dependent measure.
Effects of priority assignment of attentional resources, order of testing, and response sequence on tunnel vision.
Performance decrement value and a significant interaction of levels x eccentricities indicated that tunnel vision was most prominent when the foveal task was primary, while responding sequence to the tasks was nonsignificant.
Combined spatial and temporal imaging of brain activity during visual selective attention in humans
Together neuroimaging and e.r.p. recording showed that visual inputs from attended locations receive enhanced processing in the extrastriate cortex (fusiform gyrus) at 80–130 ms after stimulus onset, which reinforces early selection models of attention.
Driving Experience and the Functional Field of View
An effect of experience was found which suggests that this paradigm measures a perceptual skill or strategy that develops with driving experience, which is likely to contribute to their increased accident liability.
The effect of mental workload on the visual field size and shape.
The results have visual performance implications in many tasks that are susceptible to changes in visual fields and peripheral vision, and knowledge of the dynamics of the visual field as a function of mental workload can offer significant advantages in mathematical modelling of visual search.
Attention-Related Modulation of Sensory-Evoked Brain Activity in a Visual Search Task
Results indicate that sensory processing is modulated in a spatially restricted manner during visual search, and that focusing attention on a feature conjunction target engages neural systems that are shared with other forms of visual-spatial attention.
Work with visual display terminals: psychosocial aspects and health
It is taken the view that psychosocial factors are at least as important as the physical egonomics of workstations and the working environment in the prevention of VDT-related health problems.
Optometric management of learning-related vision problems
Presenting an approach to the diagnosis and treatment of learning-related vision problems, this text explores the relationship between vision and learning and the role of the optometrist in the
The use of relaxation training to enhance functional outcomes in adults with traumatic head injuries.
  • R. Lysaght, E. Bodenhamer
  • Psychology, Medicine
    The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
  • 1990
Significant improvement in function, measured by scores on a scale of illness-related dysfunction, support the potential benefits of stress management training as part of functional training programs for persons with traumatic head injuries.