People Can See in 3D with Only One Eye: Scientists
zeenews.india.com reports that researchers at the University of St Andrews have found that contrary to popular belief, it is possible to see in 3D with just one eye.
Dr Dhanraj Vishwanath, a psychologist at the University said that it is possible to experience vivid 3D vision simply by looking through a small hole.
The research has implications for people who have just one eye or difficulties with double-eye vision.
The study also has wide implications for 3D technology, because it suggests that there are other (possibly cheaper) methods by which the 3D experience can be created.
Current thinking is that the two visual images (one from each eye), when combined in the visual cortex of the brain, produce our sense of depth that produces the ‘special’ 3D effect.
The study suggests that, in fact, both eyes are not necessary for this ‘3D experience’.