The role of stereopsis in surface interpolation
In this talk I will focus on one of the most compelling properties of stereopsis: surface interpolation. This phenomenon can be observed when sparse texture elements are distributed smoothly in depth. The percept of this collection of elements is that of a solid three-dimensional surface. This form of surface interpolation is robust in spite of large gaps between texture elements, leading us to question how this feat is achieved by the visual system. This talk will provide an overview of stereoscopic surface interpolation and summarize some of our recent efforts to quantify its spatial and temporal properties.