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Constancies in visual depth perception

Ian P. Howard

in Perceiving in Depth: Volume 3 Other Mechanisms of Depth Perception

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199764167
eISBN:
9780199949373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764167.003.0150
Subject:
Psychology, Vision, Cognitive Psychology

Perceptual constancy refers to the ability to perceive a constant feature of the world when the proximal stimulus is not constant. For example, we can perceive the size of an object in spite of the ... More


How the Stage Was Set When We Began

Zygmunt Pizlo, Yunfeng Li, Tadamasa Sawada, and Robert M. Steinman

in Making a Machine That Sees Like Us

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199922543
eISBN:
9780190228385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199922543.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Vision

A new, and very novel, analytical definition of shape is explained after a brief history of interest in automata since ancient times and a description of the book’s intent is presented. The new ... More


How This All Got Started

Zygmunt Pizlo, Yunfeng Li, Tadamasa Sawada, and Robert M. Steinman

in Making a Machine That Sees Like Us

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199922543
eISBN:
9780190228385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199922543.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Vision

This chapter begins with a description of the status of the field when we started working on shape. Back then, there was disagreement about whether shape constancy can actually be achieved. We ... More


Constancy in Variation: An Argument for Centering the Contents of Experience?

Kathrin Glüer

in About Oneself: De Se Thought and Communication

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198713265
eISBN:
9780191781711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713265.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

When you look at a circular plate at an angle, it looks circular. But there also is a certain sense in which its look can be described as oval. When you move, the plate’s look changes with your ... More


Perceptual Constancy and Apparent Properties

Keith Allen

in Phenomenal Presence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199666416
eISBN:
9780191858284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199666416.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Properties like shape, size, and colour exhibit perceptual constancy: they appear to remain constant throughout variations in the conditions under which they are perceived. A number of writers have ... More


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