Tresilian, J.R. and Mon-Williams, M. (2000) Getting the measure of vergence weight in nearness perception. Experimental Brain Research, 132 (3). pp. 362-368. ISSN 0014-4819
Combining multiple sources of information allows the human nervous system to construct an approximately Euclidean representation of near (personal) space. Within this space, binocular vergence is an important source of egocentric distance information. We investigated how the nervous system determines the significance (weight) accorded to vergence information when other (retinal) distance cues are present. We found that weight decreases with (1) increasing discrepancy between vergence information and other cues and (2) reduced vergence demand. The results also provided evidence that the nervous system represents vergence related distance information in units of nearness (the reciprocal of distance).
|Keywords:||binocular; vergence; distance perception; cue weight; human|
|Institution:||The University of Leeds|
|Academic Units:||The University of Leeds > Faculty of Medicine and Health (Leeds) > School of Psychology (Leeds) > Cognitive Psychology (Leeds)|
|Depositing User:||Repository Officer|
|Date Deposited:||25 Jun 2009 13:18|
|Last Modified:||18 Jun 2015 17:29|