Perceiving in Depth, Volume 2: Stereoscopic Vision

Hardcover | February 15, 2012

byIan P. Howard, Brian J. Rogers

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The three-volume work Perceiving in Depth is a sequel to Binocular Vision and Stereopsis and to Seeing in Depth, both by Ian P. Howard and Brian J. Rogers. This work is much broader in scope than the previous books and includes mechanisms of depth perception by all senses, including aural,electrosensory organs, and the somatosensory system. Volume 1 reviews sensory coding, psychophysical and analytic procedures, and basic visual mechanisms. Volume 2 reviews stereoscopic vision. Volume 3 reviews all mechanisms of depth perception other than stereoscopic vision. The three volumes areextensively illustrated and referenced and provide the most detailed review of all aspects of perceiving the three-dimensional world.Volume 2 addresses stereoscopic vision in cats and primates, including humans. It begins with an account of the physiology of stereoscopic mechanisms. It then deals with binocular rivalry, binocular summation, binocular masking, and the interocular transfer of visual effects, such as the motionaftereffect and visual learning. The geometry of the region in binocular space that creates fused images (the horopter) is discussed in some detail. Objects outside the horopter produce images with binocular disparities that are used for stereoscopic vision. Two chapters provide accounts ofmechanisms that bring the images into binocular register and of stimulus tokens that are used to detect binocular disparities. Another chapter discusses cyclopean effects, such as cyclopean illusions, cyclopean motion, and binocular direction that are seen only with binocular vision. Stereoacuity isthe smallest depth interval that can be detected. Methods of measuring stereoacuity and factors that influence it are discussed. Two chapters deal with the various types of binocular disparity and the role of each type in stereoscopic vision. Another chapter deals with visual effects, such as figure perception, motion perception, and whiteness perception that are affected by the relative distances of stimuli. Thespatiotemporal aspects of stereoscopic vision, including the Pulfrich stereomotion effect are reviewed. The volume ends with an account of techniques used to create stereoscopic displays and of the applications of stereoscopy.

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The three-volume work Perceiving in Depth is a sequel to Binocular Vision and Stereopsis and to Seeing in Depth, both by Ian P. Howard and Brian J. Rogers. This work is much broader in scope than the previous books and includes mechanisms of depth perception by all senses, including aural,electrosensory organs, and the somatosensory sy...

Ian P. Howard is Professor emeritus in the Centre for Vision Research at York University in Toronto. He is the co-author of Human Spatial Orientation, Human Visual Orientation, and with Brian J. Rogers, of Binocular Vision and Stereopsis (Oxford University Press, 1995) and Seeing in Depth (Porteous and Oxford University Press, 2005). ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:648 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:February 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Contents of Volume 211. Physiology of disparity detection12. Binocular fusion and rivalry13. Binocular summation, masking, and transfer14. Binocular correspondence and the horopter15. Linking binocular images16. Cyclopean vision17. Stimulus tokens for stereopsis18. Stereoscopic acuity19. Types of binocular disparity20. Binocular disparity and depth perception21. Depth contrast22. Stereopsis and perceptual organization23. The Pulfrich effect24. Stereoscopic techniques and applicationsReferencesSubject indexPortrait indexIndex of cited journals