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Blurry means good focus: Myopia and visual attention

McKone, Elinor; Aimola Davies, Anne; Fernando, Dinusha


A correlation between myopia and visuo-spatial attention is reported. More severe myopia was found to be associated with better ability to quickly narrow the focus of visual attention to a small region of space (assessed via interference from spatial proximity of to-be-ignored inverted half-faces), in a task where local focus was explicitly required. There was no myopia association with size of the default attentional window, when the need to respond to either small local or larger global...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Perception
DOI: 10.1068/p6156


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