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Q & A: Are our eyes monocular or binocular?

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Most recent answer: 07/08/2015
Q:
Hello there My question is about the view of our eyes. Our view is 3d or 2d?I mean Do we see staffs 2d like a 2d photo or we see 3d?
- bahram (age 18)
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A:

Hello Bahram,

The effect you are referring to is called binocular vision where two different lenses separated by a certain distance view the same object.  The brain adjusts the orientation and focal length of the eyes in order to align the perceived images.   This allows one to determine the distance to the image.  Humans like most mammals have binocular vision This idea is explained nicely at 

LeeH


(published on 07/08/2015)

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