Contrast as a depth cue

  title={Contrast as a depth cue},
  author={Robert P. O'Shea and Shane G Blackburn and Hiroshi Ono},
  journal={Vision Research},

The role of contrast in the perceived depth of monocular imagery

There are many visual cues that provide sensations of depth or distance in our observations of real-world 3D scenes as well as 2D images. In the latter case, these cues are monocular in that the

Contrast and Depth Perception: Effects of Texture Contrast and Area Contrast

It is found that the rated depth of the patterned areas increased with increases in texture contrast, and the effect of the texture contrast on depth judgment increased when the area contrast became low.

Luminance Contrast as Depth Cue: Investigation and Design Applications

It is concluded that the luminance contrast of a target against its surround is an effective depth cue that can increase or decrease the perceived distance of a visual target in a built space.

BINOCULAR DISPARITY AND DEPTH CUE OF LUMINANCE CONTRAST Investigation of Perceptual Influence of Binocular Disparity on Depth Effect of Luminance Contrast through Stereo Display

Luminance contrast has been identified as an effective depth cue through perceptual studies using digital images generated by the integrated technologies of physically based lighting simulation and

The effects of contrast on perceived depth and depth discrimination

Blur and Contrast as Pictorial Depth Cues

Both contrast and blur were found to influence depth perception, but blur had its greatest effect at moderate contrasts, suggesting that blur can act as a depth cue independently of contrast.

Computational Investigation of the Illusory Depth Effect of Luminance Contrast on a Three-Dimensional Architectural Scene with Binocular Vision

This study utilizes three-dimensional (3D) stereo display technologies to present a perceptually realistic and computer-generated environment to investigate the influence of binocular vision on the illusory depth effect of Luminance contrast and verify whether a reliable computer- generated environment can be used to envision possible applications of luminance contrast in architectural design.

Undetectable Changes in Image Resolution of Luminance-Contrast Gradients Affect Depth Perception

The relationship between image resolution and depth perception is examined by conducting a series of psychophysical experiments with not only Cylinders but also Gabor patches having smoother luminance-contrast gradients, and finding that higher resolution images produced stronger depth sensation with both images.

Interaction of color and geometric cues in depth perception: When does “red” mean “near”?

Systematically shorter response latencies for stronger “near” percepts demonstrate that selective visual attention reliably detects the most likely depth cue combination in a given configuration.

Stereoscopic depth perception in video see-through augmented reality within action space

The results showed that binocular disparity and relative size improved depth judgments over the distance range, indicating that for accurate depth judgments, additional depth cues should be used to facilitate stereoscopic perception within an individual’s action space.



Apparent size and contrast

Effects of Brightness, Hue, and Saturation on Perceived Depth between Adjacent Regions in the Visual Field

It is argued that the effects of brightness and saturation on perceived distance from the observer can be attributed to figure–ground differentiation between adjacent regions in the visual field; but this argument does not cover the effect of hue under achromatic background conditions.

Pictorial Depth and Related Constancy Effects as a Function of Recognition

It is suggested that a critical step in perceiving depth based on pictorial information is recognition of the scene, and the traditional pictorial cues such as perspective or texture gradients are neither a necessary nor a sufficient basis for it.

Suprathreshold Stereo-Depth Matches as a Function of Contrast and Spatial Frequency

This investigation indicates that contrast fading of low-spatial-frequency stimuli changes their perceived depth and enhances a depth bias in the uncrossed direction at low spatial frequencies.

Brightness as an Indicator to Distance: Relative Brightness per Se or Contrast with the Background?

The results show that the target having the higher contrast with its background is perceived as the nearer, contradicting the well-known concept according to which the brighter target should in any case be perceivedAs the nearer (‘relative brightness’ cue).

The Effect of Familiar Size at Familiar Distances

The results showed that familiar size does effectively govern the perception of distance when there are no competing cues.

Water, fog and the size-distance invariance hypothesis.

  • H. Ross
  • Environmental Science
    British journal of psychology
  • 1967
It was found that size judgements were greater under water, and that this corresponded to relative overestimation of distance, and a weak form of size—distance invariance was found both under water and on land, but the relation between size and distance judgements was not the same in both conditions.

The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception

Contents: Preface. Introduction. Part I: The Environment To Be Perceived.The Animal And The Environment. Medium, Substances, Surfaces. The Meaningful Environment. Part II: The Information For Visual