Binocular stereopsis in an insect

  title={Binocular stereopsis in an insect},
  author={S. Rossel},
  • S. Rossel
  • Published 1983
  • Psychology
  • Nature
  • Binocularity in insects is generally assumed to have the same function as in many vertebrates—the perception of depth. Evidence for this hypothesis stems from the observation that one-eyed dragonfly larvae, tiger beetles, praying mantids and water scorpions rarely catch prey1–5 but no definitive evidence is available. Depth perception and catching behaviour depend on visual attention and visual behaviour and it is difficult to assess what is impaired when one eye is occluded6. A more promising… CONTINUE READING
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