The relationship between glistening and stereovision is explored. Glistening is defined as the existence of points of light in the field of view of the observer that are observed substantially in only one eye. We define each glistening point to be essentially a point of stereonoise. A theory of the probability of glistening is developed and shows that a threshold point for 100% glistening should exist. The results of field experiments are presented.
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(010.2940) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Ice crystal phenomena
(330.1400) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision - binocular and stereopsis
(330.5020) Vision, color, and visual optics : Perception psychology
(330.7310) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision
Harry E. Bates and Grant Warner, "Observations of Glistening in the Environment and Its Relationship to Stereovision," Appl. Opt. 37, 1569-1572 (1998)