What is the human field of view also counting the maximum vertical and horizontal eye movement (rotation), with the head still.

It is unclear from this question whether the answer relates to the field of view from both eyes when a person is looking at a fixed angle or also what he/she can see if the head won't rotate but the eyes will. What is the field of view for the human eyes?

There are many articles and diagrams online as well but they too don't make it clear whether the eye rotations are also taken into account or not and it is just the FOV at any given moment at a given eye angle.

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  • $\begingroup$ Pretty sure the question you linked assumes fixed head position and includes eye movement. Eye rotation is taken into account. $\endgroup$
    – Diio
    Commented Oct 25, 2017 at 21:37
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    $\begingroup$ @Diio - why do you assume that? $\endgroup$ Commented Oct 26, 2017 at 18:07

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I don't know if this is what you're looking for. Your picture is top-down – view from the top, looking down at a head. Here's a picture from the first person point of view:

Field of view The human field of view is restricted mainly by the pupil size and the nose, and has a significant overlap, which is shown in Figure 31 (p.62)

field of view of human eyes

Figure 31 The field of view of the left and right human eye. The angle is measured from the head’s forward axis. Note the influence of the nose on the fields

Found at https://www.researchgate.net/figure/The-field-of-view-of-the-left-and-right-human-eye-The-angle-is-measured-from-the-heads_fig21_277476286, where a full PDF is also available.


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