A Study on Visual Mechanism with Optical Illusions
Graduate School of Information Systems, The University of Electro-Communications, 1-5-1, Chofugaoka, Chofu-shi, Tokyo, 182, Japan
Optical illusion seems to be the phenomena which are purely reflecting the mechanism of.human visual system and are expected as the effective cues to elucidating human visual mechanism. The author found the new types of 3-D visual illusion with binocular viewing. From the visual stimuli of binocular disparity given only along the contour of an object, human visual system can perceive entire 3-D illusory object where there are no physical visual stimuli giving depth information. They have close relation with the 3-D space perceiving functions in the human visual system. A study on these newly found optical illusions are introduced and the considerations are made for their applications and the exploitations including the contributions of information processing techniques such as computer graphics, computer vision and so on.