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Stereoscopic depth perception varies with hues
Author(s): Zaiqing Chen; Junsheng Shi; Yonghang Tai; Lijun Yun
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Paper Abstract

The contribution of color information to stereopsis is controversial, and whether the stereoscopic depth perception varies with chromaticity is ambiguous. This study examined the changes in depth perception caused by hue variations. Based on the fact that a greater disparity range indicates more efficient stereoscopic perception, the effect of hue variations on depth perception was evaluated through the disparity range with random-dot stereogram stimuli. The disparity range was obtained by constant-stimulus method for eight chromaticity points sampled from the CIE 1931 chromaticity diagram. Eight sample points include four main color hues: red, yellow, green, and blue at two levels of chroma. The results show that the disparity range for the yellow hue is greater than the red hue, the latter being greater than the blue hue and the disparity range for green hue is smallest. We conclude that the perceived depth is not the same for different hues for a given size of disparity. We suggest that the stereoscopic depth perception can vary with chromaticity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 51(9) 097401 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.51.9.097401
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 51, Issue 9
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Zaiqing Chen, Yunnan Normal Univ. (China)
Junsheng Shi, Yunnan Normal Univ. (China)
Yonghang Tai, Yunnan Normal Univ. (China)
Lijun Yun, Yunnan Normal Univ. (China)

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