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depth perception

n.
The ability to perceive spatial relationships, especially distances between objects, in three dimensions.
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depth′ percep`tion


n.
the ability to judge the dimensions and spatial relationships of objects.
[1905–10]
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The perception of depth was also shown to be associated with bilateral activation of BA37 and BA39 areas of temporal cortex, and the dorsal regions of occipital-temporal cortex were found to be sensitive to the power of depth perception [3-5].
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