What is Depth Perception? - Definition, Cues & Examples


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In Gibson and Walk's visual cliff experiment, young babies who were presented with a Plexiglas-covered drop-off _____.

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1. The slightly different images a person's two eyes send to the brain is known as _____.

2. Monocular depth cues include all of the following, EXCEPT _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These tools are designed to see how much you know about depth perception. You will be assessed on the way people see and different experiments that test people's sight.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can check your knowledge of the following topics by using this quiz and worksheet:

  • Objects that appear fuzzier the further they are away
  • The definition of motion parallax
  • Monocular depth cues
  • The slightly different images each eye sends to the brain

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on depth perception
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding what motion parallax means
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how depth perception works and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You can learn more information on depth perception by checking out the lesson titled Depth Perception. You can use this interactive lesson to:

  • Determine why depth perception is so important
  • Compare and contrast monocular and binocular
  • Define relative size
  • Understand how retinal disparity occurs