From: New Zealand Herald

Take the mind-bending tests that reveal how our brain ‘invents’ part of our peripheral vision

New Zealand Herald:

The world around you might not be exactly as it seems.

In a new study, researchers have found that some of what we see in the periphery – the areas just outside our eye’s direct focus – could be a visual illusion.

A series of ‘uniformity illusions’ reveals this phenomenon at work, as our brain ‘fills in’ part of the scene to make up for our less accurate peripheral vision.

According to the study, published in the journal Psychological Science, peripheral vision captures far less detail than what’s seen in the centre of the visual field.

But, in our day-to-day lives, we often don’t notice a difference.

The researchers now say this could be the result of an illusion created by our visual processing system.

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