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Perceiving in Depth: Volume 2 Stereoscopic Vision

Ian P. Howard and Brian J. Rogers


Volume 2 deals with stereoscopic vision in cats, monkeys and humans. It starts with a review of physiological mechanisms of stereoscopic vision. Stereoscopic vision depends on inputs from the two eyes converging in the visual cortex. The mechanisms of binocular rivalry and of other ways in which binocular images interact are reviewed. The images of objects on the horopter are combined so that corresponding parts are brought into register. Once the images are in register, differences between the images are used to code depth. An account is provided of the nature of these differences, the precis ... More

Keywords: stereoscopic vision, binocular rivalry, horopter, stereoacuity, depth contrast, stereoscopic techniques

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199764150
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764150.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian P. Howard, author
York University

Brian J. Rogers, author
University of Oxford