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Visual capture

The tendency for vision to dominate other senses

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Gestalt

An organized whole

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Figure-ground

The organization of the visual field into objects (figures) that stand out from their surroundings (ground)

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Depth perception

The ability to see objects in three dimensions -- allows us to judge distance

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Visual cliff

A laboratory device for testing depth perception in infants and young animals

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Grouping

Perceptual tendency to organize stimuli into coherent groups

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Binocular cues

Depth cues that depend on the use of two eyes such as retinal disparity and convergence

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Retinal disparity

A binocular cue for perceiving depth; by comparing images from the two eyeballs, the brain computes distance

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Convergence

A binocular cue for perceiving depth; the extent to which the eyes converge inward when looking at an object

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Monocular cues

Depth cues available to either eye alone; Such as interposition and linear perspective