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peripheral vision

all that is visible to the eye outside the central area of focus; side vision. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for peripheral vision
  • They confirmed that the part of the auditory cortex that picks up peripheral sound switches to peripheral vision.
  • Viewing the image with your peripheral vision makes the motion appear more pronounced.
  • Several posts remark that they have seen things in peripheral vision.
  • In addition to their excellent visual acuity, turkeys also have awesome peripheral vision.
  • We also appreciated the peripheral vision these goggles afforded.
  • By the way, our peripheral vision is much more froglike: you don't see things on the periphery so much as you see movement.
  • Connie's peripheral vision and light perception faded, while her central vision and color perception atrophied.
  • He can't see out of his left eye and has limited peripheral vision in his right eye.
  • He had survived by focusing on his goal, ascending ever higher, refusing to see the sneers and doubt in his peripheral vision.
  • The density of those cells decreases toward the outer edges of the retina, so peripheral vision becomes less crisp.
Contemporary definitions for peripheral vision

the capacity to see side or fringe areas when one is looking ahead; one's vision using only the outer edges of one's retina's 21st Century Lexicon
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peripheral vision in Medicine

peripheral vision n.
Vision produced by light rays falling on areas of the retina beyond the macula. Also called indirect vision.

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