Abstract

Differences in preattentive texture discrimination between central vision and peripheral vision were studied with textures composed of random dots. The subject had to discriminate between two textures whose first-order statistics were kept identical but whose second-order statistics were different. For textures of constant retinal size the discrimination was easy in central vision, but the decrease of visual acuity with increasing eccentricity made the textures unresolvable in peripheral vision. When the textures were scaled by the cortical magnification factor derived from the frequency of retinal ganglion cells so that the calculated neural representations of the textures became similar at different eccentricities, texture discrimination became independent of visual field location. This indicates that preattentive texture discrimination based on differences in second-order statistics of random dots operates similarly in central vision and peripheral vision.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

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