Reconstructing a 3D World

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Science  11 Oct 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5592, pp. 376-377
DOI: 10.1126/science.1078095

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How does the brain translate the two-dimensional images represented by the retina into the three-dimensional (3D) images that we see? In his Perspective, Connor discusses new work (Tsutsui et al.; Vanduffel et al.) in monkeys and humans that reveals the brain areas responsible for synthesizing 3D reality from texture and motion cues.