Imaging Science Seminar: Perception of depth in real and virtual environments: The role of experience

Imaging Science Seminar
Perception of depth in real and virtual environments: The role of experience

Laurie M. Wilcox, Ph.D
Professor of Psychology
York University

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In this presentation I’ll review results of stereoacuity, disparity matching and depth magnitude estimation studies in which comparison of so-called naïve and experienced observers shows substantive differences in performance. I will describe our working theory that the critical difference between these groups is their tolerance to conflicts between stereopsis and other sources of depth information. Further, I will review some recent data that suggest there are some conflicts that even 3D very experienced participants cannot disregard.

Laurie M. Wilcox is a Professor of Psychology who obtained her Ph.D. in Psychology from Western University in 1992. In 1996 she joined the Department of Psychology at York University where she is Scientific Director of the CFREF VISTA program, and holds the York Research Chair in 3D Vision. She is cross appointed to the graduate program in Biology and in Computer Science and Engineering. Her research focusses on both fundamental and applied aspects of binocular depth perception, with focus on cue integration, vision in natural environments, virtual and augmented reality, and image quality assessment. Her research is supported by grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada and through industry collaborations. She is a fellow of the Association of Psychological Science, a member and former President of the Vision Sciences Society and a member of the IEEE Computer Society.

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When and Where
February 21, 2024
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room/Location: 1125

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