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p. 595. Perception of a 3-D worldlocked

  • Brian Rogers

Abstract

The ability to perceive the 3-D world has often been regarded as a task that poses particular problems for the visual system. However, ‘Perception of a 3-D world’ argues that we are particularly fortunate because there are multiple sources of information to tell us about the different aspects of the 3-D structure of objects. It discusses three of these sources of information—perspective, occlusion, and shading—and then explains motion parallax, optic flow, binocular stereopsis, eye vergence and depth constancy, vertical disparities and differential perspective, and primary and secondary depth cues. The effectiveness of these different sources of 3-D information is considered along with how they are all brought together.

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