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Stereoscopic vision describes the ability to perceive three-dimensional information from visual inputs. This article provides an overview of the history of scientific discoveries about binocular stereoscopic depth and gives an insight into our current understanding of how the primary cue for stereoscopic depth perception, called binocular disparity, is processed in the primate brain.

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Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology



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Andrew J Parker, University of Oxford, Physiology Anatomy and Genetics, Sherrington Building, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PT, United Kingdom