binocular disparity


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binocular disparity

The cue for depth perception which results from the difference in the position of images that each eye has of a given object; the closer the image, the greater the disparity, which creates the impression of depth.
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There, images on the screen are filtered so that each eye sees a slightly different perspective - known as binocular disparity - fooling the brain into perceiving depth.
Actual 3D imagery is produced by creating binocular disparity -- slightly different two-dimensional images delivered to each eye -- which are then integrated in the brain into a single three-dimensional image through a process called stereopsis.
This is called binocular disparity - when you alternate between closing your left and right eye, objects appear to jump back and forth.