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Recovery of 3-D shape from deforming contours.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2030928     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Three experiments were conducted to examine the accuracy of 3-D shape recovery from deforming-contour displays. The displays simulated silhouettes of ellipsoids rotating about a vertical axis. Subjects judged the horizontal cross-section of the ellipsoids. The shape of the ellipsoid, the position of the axis of rotation, and the type of projection were manipulated in Experiment 1. The results indicated relatively accurate shape recovery when the major axis of the ellipsoid was small. In Experiment 2, the shape of the ellipsoid and the velocity and curvature of the contour were manipulated. When the rate of deformation of curvature was decreased, more eccentric shapes were reported. In Experiment 3, the shape of the object and the amount of simulated rotation were manipulated. Subjects made both shape and extent of rotation judgments. The results showed that eccentricity of shape responses could be accurately predicted from rotation responses, suggesting that the recovery of 3-D shape from smooth, deforming contours is dependent on the perceived extent of rotation.
J M Cortese; G J Andersen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perception & psychophysics     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0031-5117     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Psychophys     Publication Date:  1991 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-06-19     Completed Date:  1991-06-19     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0200445     Medline TA:  Percept Psychophys     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  315-27     Citation Subset:  C    
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
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MeSH Terms
Depth Perception*
Form Perception*
Motion Perception*
Optics and Photonics

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