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Residual Vision in Multiple Retinal Locations within a Scotoma: Implications for Blindsight.

Abstract:

There is an important new proposal that "blindsight"-the ability to detect and identify visual stimuli by forcedchoice guessing and in the absence of conscious awareness when they fall in blind regions of the visual field-is a function of residual "islands" of undamaged visual cortex. This stands in contrast to the widely accepted view that blindsight is exclusively a function of secondary visual pathways. According to the new view, residual vision in blindsight should be patchy. Thus, when a...

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10.1162/jocn.1997.9.2.191

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Kentridge, RW More by this author
Heywood, CA More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
Journal of cognitive neuroscience
Volume:
9
Issue:
2
Pages:
191-202
Publication date:
1997-03-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1530-8898
ISSN:
0898-929X
URN:
uuid:b5dcf95b-500c-4687-b9aa-2ed3aec54a02
Source identifiers:
11687
Local pid:
pubs:11687
Language:
English

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