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Vision: A brake on the speed of sight

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Alexander Thiele


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We move our eyes more often than our heart beats. Our brain seems to cope effortlessly with the consequences of these rapid visual alterations, but a new study shows that similar scene changes in the absence of eye movements delay the speed of information processing. So are there costs in constantly shifting our focus of gaze?

Publication metadata

Author(s): Thiele A

Publication type: Note

Publication status: Published

Journal: Current Biology

Year: 2005

Volume: 15

Issue: 22

Pages: R917-R919

ISSN (print): 0960-9822

ISSN (electronic): 1879-0445


DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2005.10.057

PubMed id: 16303547