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Pathology of Visual Depth Perception

Ian P. Howard

in Perceiving in Depth

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199764167
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949373 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764167.003.0223

Series: Oxford Psychology Series

Pathology of Visual Depth Perception

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Much can be learned about the visual system by studying clinical defects and abnormalities. Damage to the eyes or the visual cortex results in defects confined to a particular region of visual space. Damage to higher centers can produce visual neglect, which is an inability to attend to particular regions of space. Brain damage can also produce stereoanomalies or affect the way in which information is transferred between the eyes. Genetic defects such as albinism can also produce defects of stereoscopic vision. This chapter reviews all these pathologies.

Keywords: visual neglect; stereoanomalies; effects of brain damage; albinism

Chapter.  14274 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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