Disparity Detectors in Human Depth Perception: Evidence for Directional Selectivity

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Science  31 Aug 1973:
Vol. 181, Issue 4102, pp. 877-879
DOI: 10.1126/science.181.4102.877


Viewing a target moving in depth depresses visual sensitivity to depth when test and adapting stimuli simulate motion along closed paths with the same directions of rotation. However, for opposite directions of rotation, sensitivity is either unaffected or increased. This points to two classes of disparity detectors. Either eye's input to a single class of disparity detector consists of the physiological responses to a single direction of horizontal movement.