The Perception and Cognition of Visual Space

  • Paul┬áLinton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Paul Linton
    Pages 1-34
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 159-162

About this book


This book explores a central question in the study of depth perception - 'does the visual system rely upon objective knowledge and subjective meaning to specify visual depth?' Linton advances an alternative interpretation to the generally accepted affirmative answer, according to which many of the apparent contributions of knowledge and meaning to depth perception are better understood as contributions to our post-perceptual cognition of depth. In order to defend this position a new account of visual cognition is required, as well as a better understanding of the optical and physiological cues to depth. 

This book will appeal to students and researchers in psychology, vision science, and philosophy, as well as technologists and content creators working in virtual and augmented reality.

Paul Linton has taught philosophy at Oxford University and University College London, and is currently engaged in research on the optical, physiological, and cognitive cues to depth perception at the Centre for Applied Vision Research, City, University of London.


visual optics visual perception 3D perception binocular disparity Monocular Stereopsis Monocular Depth Mandatory Fusion Molyneux's Problem Motion Parallax Barrel Distortion

Authors and affiliations

  • Paul┬áLinton
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Applied Vision ResearchCity, University of LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

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