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aerial perspective

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

A term applied to (i) the atmospheric effect whereby distant landscape features look more hazy and bluish than near ones, and (ii) the imitation of this effect in painting. Dust and...

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contour

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

A visual line, edge, or border outlining a part of the visual field, usually determined by abrupt lightness, colour, or texture gradients but sometimes induced as a subjective or illusory...

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depth perception

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

The visual perception of three-dimensional space through monocular cues and binocular cues that are present in the two-dimensional images projected on to the retinas of the eyes. It is...

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dwindling size perspective

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies.

A depth perception cue in both three-dimensional (as in real and virtual worlds) and two-dimensional contexts (as in photographs, paintings, and films) in which objects assumed to be of...

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linear perspective

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Psychology.

One of the monocular cues of visual depth perception, a form of perspective closely related to aerial perspective and texture gradient, arising from the fact that an object of a fixed size...

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monocular cue

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Any of the visual cues (2) functioning as indications or hints of distance that contribute towards visual depth perception and that do not depend on integration of information from both...

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perspective

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Method of giving a sense of depth on a flat or shallow surface, utilizing such optical phenomena as the apparent convergence of parallel lines and diminution in size of objects as they...

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pictorial depth

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Depth perception arising from cues presented in two-dimensional pictures or images, only some of the monocular cues being functional under such conditions, namely aerial perspective,...

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pictorial depth cues

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Any information in two-dimensional visual representations from which three-dimensional spatial relations can be inferred. Unlike spatial perception in the everyday world, only monocular...

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visual cliff

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An experimental apparatus for studying depth perception in infants, introduced by the US psychologists Eleanor J(ack) Gibson (1910–2002) and Richard D(avid) Walk (1920–1999) and published...

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