The Perception of Symmetry in Depth: Effect of Symmetry Plane Orientation

  title={The Perception of Symmetry in Depth: Effect of Symmetry Plane Orientation},
  author={Bart Farell},
The visual system is sensitive to symmetries in the frontoparallel plane, and bilateral symmetry about a vertical axis has a particular salience. However, these symmetries represent only a subset of the symmetries realizable in three-dimensional space. The retinal image symmetries formed when viewing natural objects are typically the projections of three-dimensional objects—animals, for example—that have a symmetry in depth. To characterize human sensitivity to depth symmetry, experiments… CONTINUE READING
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