The complexity of 3D vision

Julie Harris (funded by a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship)

Our brains use the tiny differences between left and right eye views of the world, called binocular disparity, to perceive depth.  We know a lot about how binocular disparity is processed in human vision, but mostly for very simple scenes, with objects containing smooth surfaces. In this project I am studying binocular depth perception in more complex scenes, containing many depth discontinuities.  We are studying a variety of depth-related tasks including volume perception and location in depth.