Vision Res.(07) Munn and Geil
Research into Visual Perception conducted by Munn & Geil
Most of the 1020s-1940s investigations into human visual perception using simple, two-dimensional, geometrical forms were concerned with the influence of the effect on visual perception of past experience. Later, investigators began to compare the relative ease/difficultly with which different shapes could be:
- detected, and
- recognized / identified.
Munn and Geil were concerned with peripheral vision and used simple, two-dimensional, geometrical figures, as described in their 1931 publication: N.L.Munn & G.M.Geil, "A note on peripheral form discrimination", J.Gen.Psychol., Vol.5, pp.78-88 (1931).
In this case, a circle, square, diamond, rectangle, hexagon and triangle were presented to observers, at a range of locations in their field of view, and in combinations of two (sometimes two of the same form) at any one time.
This section includes summaries of historial research and theories of human visual perception of simple two-dimensional objects. For more about the human visual system see The Eye, Parts of Eye, Eye & Vision Disorders, Ophthalmological Procedures.