Vision Research Seminar Series

4:10 PM, Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
1220 Medical Research Building III

Dennis Levi, Ph.D.

Professor of Optometry & Vision Science
University of California, Berkeley

Title: Recovering Stereovision

Stereopsis is the impression of three-dimensionality—of objects “popping out in depth”—that most humans get when they view real-world objects with both eyes, based on binocular disparity—the differences between the two retinal images of the same world. However, a substantial proportion of the population is stereoblind or stereo deficient due to strabismus and/or amblyopia. This impairment may have a substantial impact on visuomotor tasks, difficulties in playing sports in children and locomoting safely in older adults. Impaired stereopsis may also limit career options. This talk will review several promising new approaches to recovering stereopsis through perceptual learning and videogame play.