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The important issue is, of course, whether this argument based on 'direct' introspection is of any value. It is far from clear whether the information that the system uses for one or another purpose in creating the visual field, needs also to be available to us in introspection in 'raw' or 'unprocessed,' that is, On the Perception of Position 33 non-visual, form5. With auditory stimulation, for instance, there are tiny inter-aural arrival time differences that the system uses for working out the position of the sound source.

2 Absolute Position Judgment Tasks The assumption that a short duration visual indicator, an arrow or a bar, when presented in relative isolation, is seen closer to the point of fixation than it really is, is 24 A. H. C. Van der Heijden et al not as ad hoc as it seems at first sight. In fact, a great number of investigators have reported position judgment studies that revealed exactly such an effect (see Van der Heijden, Van der Geest, De Leeuw, Krikke, & Musseler, in press, for references). In none of these studies, however, were the exposure conditions exactly the same as those that are generally used in the partial-report bar-probe tasks.

On the Perception of Position 37 Van der Heijden, A. H. C. (1993). The role of position in object selection in vision. Psychological Research, 56, 44-58. Van der Heijden, A. H. C. (1996). Visual Attention. In O. Neumann & A. F. ), Handbook of perception and action: Attention (Vol. 3, pp. 5-42). London: Academic Press. Van der Heijden, A. H. , Van der Geest, J. , & Musseler, J. (in press). Sources of position-perception error for small isolated targets. Psychological Research. Von Helmholtz, H. (1866).

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