Depth Perception Through Motion - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121279509, 9781483276571

Depth Perception Through Motion

1st Edition

Editors: Edward C. Carterette Morton P. Friedman
Authors: Myron L. Braunstein
eBook ISBN: 9781483276571
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1976
Page Count: 214
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Series in Cognition and Perception: Depth Perception Through Motion focuses on the processes, methodologies, and techniques involved in depth perception through motion, including optic array, rigid motions, illusions, and axis.

The book first elaborates on the paradox of depth perception, illusions of motion in depth, and optic array. Discussions focus on rigid motions in three-dimensional space, perspective gradients, projection plane, stereokinetic effect, rotating trapezoid, and the windmill and fan illusions. The text then examines transformations leading to the perception of depth, slant perception, and perceived direction of rotary motion. Topics include shadow and computer projections, direct observation of rotating figures, a model of the perception of rotary motion, dynamic slant and static slant perception, translations along the Z axis, and rotations about the X or Y axis.

The publication is intended for researchers and graduate students interested in depth perception in dynamic environments.

Table of Contents



1 The Paradox of Depth Perception

The Eye-Camera Analogy

Other Problems with the Analogy

The Cue Concept


2 Early Observations: Illusions of Motion in Depth

The Windmill and Fan Illusions

The Rotating Trapezoid

Lissajous Figures

The Stereokinetic Effect


3 The Optic Array

The Projection Plane

Perspective Gradients

Rigid Motions in Three-Dimensional Space


4 Transformations Leading to the Perception of Depth

Rotations about the X or Y Axis

Rotations about the Z Axis

Translations along the X and Y Axes

Translations along the Z Axis


5 Slant Perception

Static Slant Perception

Dynamic Slant Perception


6 Perceived Direction of Rotary Motion

Shadow and Computer Projections

Direct Observation of Rotating Figures

Combining the Two Lines of Research

A Model of the Perception of Rotary Motion

Evaluation of the Model


7 Heuristic Processes in Perception

Perception as Problem Solving

Heuristic Processes in Problem Solving

Reasons for Using Heuristic Processes

Heuristics and Logical Consistency

Heuristic Processes in Depth Perception

Heuristic Processes in the Perception of Rotary Motion

Relationship to Other Theories


Appendix: Computer Animation

Graphic Displays

Setting Up an Animation Laboratory

Computational Procedures

Programming Example



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About the Editor

Edward C. Carterette

Morton P. Friedman

About the Author

Myron L. Braunstein

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