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Trading off spatial versus temporal resolution: about the importance of actively controlled movement for visual perception

Abstract Technicians often presuppose that to improve viewing conditions, the spatial resolution of a display has to be enhanced. In this chapter it is argued that, for some perceptual tasks, enhancing temporal resolution might yield a better performance in that task. An experiment is reported in which spatial and temporal resolution are played off against each other. Results indicate that with low spatial resolution people are able to complete a task, as long as the temporal resolution is high.