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Perception of three-dimensional structure from motion

Andersen, Richard A. and Bradley, David C. (1998) Perception of three-dimensional structure from motion. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 2 (6). pp. 222-228. ISSN 1364-6613. doi:10.1016/s1364-6613(98)01181-4.

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The ability to perceive the 3-D shape of objects solely from motion cues is referred to as structure-from-motion perception. Recent experiments indicate how this remarkable perceptual attribute is computed by the brains of primates. This computation proceeds in at least two stages, one in which motion measurements are made and another in which moving surfaces are reconstructed. The middle temporal area (MT) in the macaque monkey appears to play a pivotal role in the latter step and suggests a previously unappreciated function for this well-known cortical region, which had previously been thought to play a more rudimentary role in simply signaling the direction of motion of images.

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Additional Information:© 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd. Available online 7 December 1998.
Subject Keywords:structure-from-motion; area MT; depth perception; transparent motion; direction opponency
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Official Citation:Richard A Andersen, David C Bradley, Perception of three-dimensional structure from motion, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Volume 2, Issue 6, 1998, Pages 222-228, ISSN 1364-6613, (
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