Seeing in 3D ‘possible with one eye’, St Andrews study suggests

BBC:

The effect of “vivid 3D vision” can be experienced with just one eye, a study has suggested.

Researchers at St Andrews University said a method using a small circular hole could have wide implications for 3D technology.

 

The study, published in Psychological Science, also has implications for people who have just one eye or difficulties with double-eye vision.

 

The method was said to create 3D similar to effects used in film-making. Researchers said that current thinking was based on the need for two visual images – one from each eye – to be combined in the visual cortex, creating a sense of depth. New hypothesis

But Dr Dhanraj Vishwanath, a psychologist at the university, believes both eyes are not necessary for this “3D experience”.

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