Institute of Neuroscience

Man, mantis and machine: the computation 3D vision

Man, mantis and machine: the computation of 3D vision

This research programme is funded by a Research Leadership Award from the Leverhulme Trust. It aims to understand 3D vision (stereopsis) in the praying mantis, the only invertebrate known to have this ability, and compare it with 3D vision in humans and in machines.

We tackle this using a combination of behavioural, computational and electrophysiological techniques. This will shed new light on the constraints governing 3D vision, how 3D vision evolved, and how we humans can engineer efficient 3D vision ourselves.

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