Quantitative perceived depth from sequential monocular decamouflage

K. R. Brooks*, B. J. Gillam

*Corresponding author for this work

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We present a novel binocular stimulus without conventional disparity cues whose presence and depth are revealed by sequential monocular stimulation (delay ≥ 80 ms). Vertical white lines were occluded as they passed behind an otherwise camouflaged black rectangular target. The location (and instant) of the occlusion event, decamouflaging the target's edges, differed in the two eyes. Probe settings to match the depth of the black rectangular target showed a monotonic increase with simulated depth. Control tests discounted the possibility of subjects integrating retinal disparities over an extended temporal window or using temporal disparity. Sequential monocular decamouflage was found to be as precise and accurate as conventional simultaneous stereopsis with equivalent depths and exposure durations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)605-613
Number of pages9
JournalVision Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Binocular
  • Depth
  • Motion
  • Occlusion
  • Stereopsis


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