(In)sight Unseen: Studies of vision, attention and consciousness

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Fale Pasifika, University of Auckland

20 Wynyard Street

Auckland, Auckland 1010

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Public lecture by Professor Anthony Lambert, School of Psychology

(In)sight Unseen: Studies of vision, attention and consciousness

When we visit the optometrist, or study vision using classical methods, ‘vision’ is generally equated with ‘conscious seeing’: the intuition that asking people what they can see is the only viable approach, for assessing vision is compelling. I will challenge this, by suggesting that an important part of visual functioning is non-conscious. Our ‘unified model of vision and attention’ will be described, together with a wide array of supporting evidence. In addition to providing theoretical insight, our approach may be practically useful. Potential applications range from reducing accident-risk in older adults, to identifying early talent in sports involving eye-hand-body coordination.

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Fale Pasifika, University of Auckland

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