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Linking binocular images

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/9780199764150.003.0130

Series: Oxford Psychology Series

Linking binocular images

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The first task in binocular vision is to link the image in one eye with that in the other eye. The chapter starts with a discussion of how the visual system detects the interocular correlation between random-dot displays in the two eyes. Natural images provide many types of information that allow the visual system to link binocular images correctly. For example, the visual system can link images with similar local features, such as orientation, texture, color, or motion. It can also link images with similar global features, such as spatial frequency, and edge continuity. The chapter discusses effectiveness of each of these local and global features in linking the images in the two eyes.

Keywords: interocular correlation; linking binocular images

Chapter.  21318 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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