visual field

noun

: the entire expanse of space visible at a given instant without moving the eyes

called also field of vision

Examples of visual field in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s designed to run convolutional networks that identify objects in the visual field and also to use a different type of algorithm, called a recurrent neural network. IEEE Spectrum, 28 Mar. 2016 How can the left hemisphere of the brain respond to stimuli presented in the wrong (left) visual field? Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 31 Jan. 2017 Because the fetus is thought to have better peripheral than central vision, the stimuli were presented at the edge of their visual field and were made to move laterally over about five seconds. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 11 June 2017 The bridge runs through the center of the spherical display, which includes stereo video projectors covering the entire visual field, immersive audio, and devices to sense, track and engage users. Discover Magazine, 31 Jan. 2017 You’re totally emerged in the visual field. John Benson, cleveland, 30 Sep. 2020 When the water works have been absorbed to maximum effect, Nengudi and Guidelli-Guidi present a new visual field in the last big room. Hilton Als, The New Yorker, 13 Mar. 2023 Previous research had shown that in the superior colliculus, signals from the eyes get spread out into a two-dimensional map that is flipped left-to-right relative to the visual field. Carl Zimmer, Discover Magazine, 4 Dec. 2014 Our sound world is as permeated by machinery and amplification as our visual field is by electric light. Justin Davidson, Vulture, 8 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of visual field was in 1875

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“Visual field.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/visual%20field. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

visual field

noun
: the entire space visible at a given instant without moving the eyes

called also field of vision

Medical Definition

visual field

noun
: the entire expanse of space visible at a given instant without moving the eyes

called also field of vision

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