ON THE POSSIBILITY OF INTERMITTENCE DURING FIXATIONS - A CONCEPTUAL ASSESSMENT


TALASLI U.

PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS, vol.77, no.1, pp.323-329, 1993 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 77 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Doi Number: 10.2466/pms.1993.77.1.323
  • Title of Journal : PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS
  • Page Numbers: pp.323-329

Abstract

A prevalent tacit assumption of the continuity of visual representation during fixations is challenged and shown to be logically tenuous. Relying upon three lines of suggestive evidence, it is then argued that representation must be in the form of static snapshots which alternate with very short dark periods wherein the image is omitted from vision. In view of the difficulties of a direct experimental verification of such a high-frequency intermittence, a conceptual approach to the question is defended.