Two different binocular cues are known for detecting motion in depth. One is disparity change in time and the other is inter-ocular velocity difference. In contrast to the well known fact of the use of the disparity cues, no evidence of contribution of inter-ocular velocity differences for detecting motion in depth has been reported. We demonstrate that motion in depth can be seen based solely on inter-ocular velocity differences using binocularly uncorrelated random-dot kinematograms. This indicates that the visual system uses monocular velocity signals for processing motion in depth in addition to disparity change in time. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.
- Inter-ocular velocity difference
- Motion in depth