Binocular Disappearance of Monocular Symmetry

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Science  05 Aug 1966:
Vol. 153, Issue 3736, pp. 657-658
DOI: 10.1126/science.153.3736.657


In an earlier demonstration binocular shapes were produced from monocularly shapeless, random-dot stereo images. A reversal of this phenomenon is demonstrated. A stereo image is devised in which the monocularly apparent shapes of bilateral symmetry disappear when stereoscopically viewed. This phenomenon sharpens the implications of the earlier one.