Centre for Vision Research, York University
Our lab at the outset is keenly interested in stereoscopic vision: how the brain constructs a three dimensional percept from two-dimensional images presented to the human eye. Stereopsis, on its own, provides a full sense of an object displaced in depth. This means that we can create vibrant, realistic 3D scenes on computer displays and in theatres that can imitate three-dimensional vision. As researchers, we know a lot about 3D graphics, and how to create 3D film, but not as much about how the brain transforms the 2D images to 3D percepts. In our laboratory we study a range of issues associated with stereoscopic vision. Most of this research is fundamental in nature, but we are also involved in a number of applied projects including developmental studies and collaborative research with industry.