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Binocular correspondence and the horopter

Ian P. Howard and Brian J. Rogers

in Perceiving in Depth

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199764150
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949366 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764150.003.0095

Series: Oxford Psychology Series

Binocular correspondence and the horopter

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This chapter starts by defining binocular corresponding points, binocular disparity, and axis systems used to specify corresponding points. There follows a description of how binocular corresponding points may be modified by strabismus to produce conditions known as anomalous correspondence and monocular diplopia. The horopter is the locus of points in space that project images onto corresponding points in the two retinas. The geometry of the theoretical horopter and the procedures that have been used to measure the empirical horopter are reviewed.

Keywords: binocular disparity; corresponding points; anomalous correspondence; horopter

Chapter.  23929 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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