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June 1936


Author Affiliations

Howe Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Boston.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1936;15(6):1117-1118. doi:10.1001/archopht.1936.00840180161015

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To the Editor:—Professor Washburn stated that I read her article entitled "Retinal Rivalry as a Neglected Factor in Stereoscopic Vision" as "Retinal Rivalry as the Cause of Stereoscopic Vision." I have reread her article, and I feel that I was justified in this interpretation of it. She quoted Donders as saying: "In general we cannot tell with which eye we receive a visual impression." She then stated: "But the slide on each side of which there is a combination of the right eye's view of an object and the left eye's view looks flat when seen through the stereoscope. It follows that the stereoscopic perception of solidity is not derived from a retinal pattern composed of two images of an object obtained from different points of view. What then is the nature of the stereoscopic factor?" This indicates that she had in mind that, at least as concerns disparate

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