Depth Perception and Experience

  • Richard D. Walk
Part of the Perception and Perceptual Development book series (PPD, volume 1)


I get out of bed in the morning and go into the bathroom to shave, shower, etc. Then I get dressed and come downstairs, eager for my breakfast and impatient to get on with my plans for the day. This simple, overlearned sequence of behavior is very similar to that performed by millions of other adults, but it does require me to avoid obstacles, to gauge depths, and to reach accurately for objects. In a few brief minutes in the morning we all demonstrate a series of highly skilled perceptual-motor acts.


Depth Perception Visual Deprivation Visual Depth Ground Nester Herring Gull 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard D. Walk
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyGeorge Washington UniversityUSA

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