The human eye scans images by panning focus along a certain path. Stork et al. (2002) revealed that there is a feedback process involved in moving ocular focus along a path that produces minimum muscular stress.

This got me thinking that, possibly, I could augment a video such that I slightly blur most of the image in each frame leaving a path (with some significant width) of the unblurred image or a path of clarity, if you will, to "control" a third party's ocular pursuit path. I hypothesize that this control would be won from imposing a path of clarity , because the eye adjusts it's pursuit path to reduce stress.

Could you help me to decide if this is even remotely possible?

Thanks in advance! :)

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Biology.SE. You said I've read that [..]. Can you please to link to your source as it could be helpful. $\endgroup$
    – Remi.b
    Mar 19, 2016 at 5:52
  • $\begingroup$ That comment pulls from a few places, but search this: "Intentionally-evoked modulations of smooth pursuit eye movements". It might help. $\endgroup$ Mar 19, 2016 at 7:18
  • $\begingroup$ Assuming the the article for which you give the title reported the claim you're doing, I edited the post to include this reference. Thanks +1 $\endgroup$
    – Remi.b
    Mar 19, 2016 at 15:05


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