visual field


Definition of visual field

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

called also field of vision

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Skylines are difficult for developers because the visual field is typically dominated by the objects nearest the virtual player. Erin Baldassari, The Mercury News, "Train geeks rejoice: New game puts you in Caltrain conductor’s seat," 16 Aug. 2019 The widely accepted explanation proposed by Cowan, Ermentrout and their collaborators is that these patterns result from how the visual field is represented in the first visual area of the visual cortex. Jennifer Ouellette, Quanta Magazine, "A Math Theory for Why People Hallucinate," 30 July 2018 To her credit, Queen Maxima pulled it off with ease, seeming to scarcely notice that half of her visual field was obscured by a pile of faux blossoms. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Wears a Show-Stopping Hat to Royal Ascot," 18 June 2019 Just then, Bianca’s giraffe-like form reappeared in Ainsley’s visual field. Lucinda Rosenfeld, Harper's magazine, "First Daughters," 10 Feb. 2019 The light also has to take up a lot of the person’s visual field — a little light in the distance isn’t going to be a problem, Dr. French added. Amanda Svachula, New York Times, "‘Incredibles 2’ Moviegoers Warned About Possible Seizures," 18 June 2018 This corresponds to a tiny circular region of the visual field, the size of a small coin at arm’s length. Nick Chater, WSJ, "You See Less Than You Think," 10 Aug. 2018 Missing the right side of his occipital lobe, UD’s brain never fully compensated for the loss of the region that handles visual input from the left side of his visual field. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Doctors cut out a large chunk of a boy’s brain—now he’s doing just fine," 1 Aug. 2018 Additionally, two cameras could take two separate photos of two adjacent visual fields, allowing the phone to stitch them together to create an ultra-wide field of view. Popular Mechanics, "Why Apple Is Pondering Putting Two Rear Cameras on the iPhone," 7 Jan. 2016

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First Known Use of visual field

1875, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of visual field

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

called also field of vision

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