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Steering, optic flow, and the respective importance of depth and retinal motion distribution

Rushton, Simon K., Harris, Julie M. and Wann, John P. 1999. Steering, optic flow, and the respective importance of depth and retinal motion distribution. Perception 28 (2) , pp. 255-266. 10.1068/p2780

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Movement through an environment produces an optical spatiotemporal pattern, known as a flow field. When visually guiding movement using a flow field, do humans make use of information about the distance of constituent elements? Employing a novel active steering task, we examined the use of depth (height-in-scene and disparity) and the role of the retinal motion distribution in the perceptual control of heading from flow. We found that retinal motion distribution, rather than depth order, has the primary role in determining the accuracy of steering.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
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Publisher: Pion
ISSN: 0301-0066
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:53

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