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The Apocalypse - Pt 10

December 15th, 2008, 11:00 am

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Reply RyanMC, December 15th, 2008, 9:31 am

Depth perception, just one of the many bonuses of having two eyes. At least he still has one.

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Reply Shadow (Guest), December 15th, 2008, 11:51 am


Reply Terminal Devastation, December 15th, 2008, 12:29 pm

I'm pretty sure that depth perception is NOT due to having two eyes. Close one eye. Do you find things flatter than normal?
I don't. And things with non overlapping fields of vision have depth perception too. Explain that.

Reply Brain Boy, December 15th, 2008, 2:41 pm

We should start calling him him "Leela."

Reply Angel85, December 15th, 2008, 3:48 pm

I figured he'd still be alive, and Terminal Devastation, close one eye, then try to touch your fingertips, you may find that you miss at least once. Also, animals that have wide-angle fields of vision, for example, a squirrel, actually DO have an overlapping field, it's just that the place where the fields overlap is farther away from their face, giving then depth perception a few inches ahead, but not so much up close. This is an advantage for animals like squirrels because improved wide angle vision allows them to keep a lookout for predators more effectively, but they often have to rotate their heads from side to side to get a good look at something in front of them.

With only one eye, there may not be an immediate visual difference, but the brain would have a more difficult time telling what's near and far. Though to make a Schlock Mercenary reference, the cycloptian Uniocs have a way to perceive depth, noted in this comic: but that's because their single eye is so large. Space Pirate eyes aren't big enough to perceive depth of field with only one.

Reply Unclever title (Guest), December 15th, 2008, 4:20 pm

Actually a space pirate might. Being insect things they might have compound eyes, pretty much like have thousands of eyes for an eye. Though as a result any depth perception from eyes like those would be limited to very close to one's face.

Edit: Of course now that I think about it... is depth perception even necessary for firing a beam? The farther something is away the more similar the images from each eye is so I'm not too sure that depth perception comes into play in firing a projectile. (or energy blast that moves in a straight line)

The image of an archer or rifleman aiming with one eye closed comes to mind.

Reply Corey, December 19th, 2008, 7:58 am

I'm pretty sure it's recommended that you keep both eyes open, even if one is in a scope, actually. I know in science, you're not supposed to close the other eye while looking through a microscope.

Reply Angel85, December 19th, 2008, 3:00 pm

he was trying to get a headshot, but since his depth perception is poor he judged her to be closer than she actually was and his shot went over her head.

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