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Perceptual constancy

We see qualities of an object is constant. Size, shape, and brightness.

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Visual depth perception

The perception of cues that indicate the distance of an object.

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Monocular cues

Cues that do not use two eyes.

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Interposition

Objects in front are closer.

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Size

Larger objects are closer.

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Linear perspective

Objects produce smaller retinal image as they're farther away.

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Texture gradients

Detail of texture is greater if the surface is closer.

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Binocular cues

Cues that use two eyes

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Binocular or retinal disparity

Binocular depth cute that depends on the distance between the two eyes. Because of their different positions, the two eyes receive slightly different images. The difference between these images is the retinal disparity. The brain interprets large retinal disparity to mean a closer object and small retinal disparity to mean a distant object.

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Motion parallax

As you move your head, images of close things change position more quickly on the retina than images of distant ones.

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Gestalt rules

Laws that the brain uses to group or organize elements of the scene.

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Proximity

Objects near each other belong together.

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Similarity

Objects that resemble each other belong together.

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Continuity

Objects that form a continuous line belong together.

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Closure

Objects that make up something we recognize belong together.

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Common fate

Object moving in the same direction belong together.