Instructions, Experiments and Process
In most lives insight has been accidental.|
We wait for it as primitive man awaited lightning for a fire.
But making mental connections is our most crucial learning tool,
the essence of human intelligence: to forge links;
to go beyond the given; to see patterns, relationship, context.
--Marilyn Ferguson, The Aquarian Conspiracy
STEREOGRAM FOCUS INSTRUCTIONS|
Stereograms with 3-D images hidden in a field of dots remain unseen when viewed with binocular vision. Some individuals will have difficulty learning to see stereoscopically and others will pick up the technique immediately. Once mastered, the stereoscopic shift mode becomes easier with each successful attempt as the neurons and synapses adapt to the changes which then become habit on mental demand. The 3-D hidden images can be observed by two different and varied methods:
Place the stereogram directly in front of you without being angled. Relax, aim your eyes parallel and focus blankly straight ahead with an absolutely steady gaze at a stereogram picture. With a blank stare, the stereogram will be blurry when viewed 2-D with only your awareness. Suddenly, the eye's necessary shift to view the 3-D image mode occurs. You will know the technique was successful when you emit the inevitable "Eureka!" reaction when the depth image emerges.
2. CROSS-EYED FOCUS TECHNIQUE
Cadence Books, Stereogram, Pg. 63.
STEREOGRAM PARALLEL FOCUS EXPERIMENTS
2-D stereogram has five vertical rows. A parallel focus shifts the right and left eye angle visual fields to noncorresponding points resulting in six 3-D vertical rows. As experiments proved, vertical row 1 is the single RE-LVF image. Vertical rows 2, 3, 4 and 5 are double layered by both eyes visual field signals. Vertical row 6 is the single LE-RVF image.
A parallel focus on a single object and the stereogram parallel focus show the varied sizes and distances of the different visual fields. Therefore, due to the noncorresponding left and right visual fields and fovea paths the visual fields remain separated. Each visual field and fovea takes in the whole picture with its own angle views (each part of a hologram contains the whole).
Viewing the stereogram with a parallel focus, the RE-RVF and LE-RVF travel to each eye's cornea and refract to the retinas left side. The RE-RVF signals cross the optic chiasm and join the LE-RVF signals in the left hemisphere. Maintaining separate paths the signals follow the left hemisphere's optic track, cross the corpus callosum into the right hemisphere, go up the right optic track where the RE-RVF signals cross the optic chiasm to the left eye. Both visual field signals arrive at each eye's right retina side, reverse refract and exit into each eye's left visual fields areas.
Likewise, only opposite, each eye's LVF reach each eye's cornea and refract to the retinas right side. The LE-LVF cross the optic chiasm and travel beside the RE-LVF path into the right hemisphere. The signals follow the right hemisphere's optic track, cross the corpus callosum into the left hemisphere, go up the left optic track where the LE-LVF signal cross over the optic chiasm to the right eye. Both visual field signals arrive at each eye's left retina side, reverse refract and exit into each eye's right visual field areas.
The left and right fovea visual refracted signals converge on each eye's fovea. The left eye fovea signals go to the left hemisphere, cross over the corpus callosum, follow the right optic tract to the right eye fovea, reverse refract, and exit the right eye. Likewise, the right eye fovea signals procede to the right hemisphere, cross over the corpus callosum, follow the left eye optic tract to the left eye fovea, reverse refract, and exit the left eye. Both fovea signals exit the eyes in the same multi-layered sequence with the visual field signals.
The visual field/fovea layers are only six layers. How does the stereogram's seventh horizontal row #4 come into play?
The opposite dual function of the fovea signals popped up in microscopic vision focus. All incoming positive visual signals converge at the cornea's center where the optic axis passes through the cornea's exact center and the visual axis passes through the lens exact center where there is no refraction. The optic axis makes an angle of about five degrees with the visual axis. The cornea and lens center function like a pin hole where photons squeeze through, become coherent on a diverging path to the fovea. The LVF signals stay on the left retina side and RVF signals stay on the right retina side due to no refraction. The now negative left eye fovea signals go to the left hemisphere and the right eye fovea signals go to the right hemisphere increasing to 35% in area. Both fovea signals cross over the corpus callosum following the visual/optic fovea paths into the opposite hemisphere and exit the opposite eye's reverse visual field areas. This visual/optic axis path makes up layer #4 which is the layer for the most acute visual acuity of object attention.
Stereogram Parallel Focus Fovea Refracted
Stereogram Stereogram Parallel Focus Fovea Visual Axis Signals
STEREOGRAM PARALLEL FOCUS MISSING LINK CLUES
A cross-eyed stereogram focus maintains five vertical 3-d columns and alters the quantity of visual field signals to each eye; therefore changing the signals in the RVF and LVFs. For example, the left eye receives a greater span of LE-LVF signals with a decreased span of LE-RVF signals. And the right eye receives more RE-RVF signals with a decreased span of RE-LVF signals. The visual field signal balances are opposite a parallel focus balance. The cross-eyed focus observed image has now reversed the background and the foreground. Thus, Mr. Q is now chasing the sharks!
In a cross-eyed focus, the RE-RVF travels to the cornea and refracts to the retina's left side. The RE-RVF signals cross the optic chiasm and join the LE-RVF signals in the left hemisphere. The RE-RVF and LE-RVF maintain separate paths and follow the left hemisphere's optic track, cross the corpus callosum into the right hemisphere, go up the right optic track where the RE-RVF signals cross the optic chiasm to the left eye. The visual field signals arrive at left eye's right retina side, reverse refract and exit LE-LVF area.
Likewise, only opposite, LE-LVF signals reach the cornea and refract to the retina's right side. The LE-LVF cross the optic chiasm and travel the optic path into the right hemisphere. The signals follow the right hemisphere optic track, cross the corpus callosum into the left hemisphere, go up the left optic track where the LE-LVF signals cross over the optic chiasm to the right eye's left retina side. The signals reverse refract and exit into RE-RVF areas.
The same visual field altering process applies to the cross-eyed refracted fovea and visual axis fovea signals.
Stereogram Cross-Eyed Focus Refracted Fovea Signals
STEREOGRAM CROSS-EYED FOCUS MISSING LINK CLUES
1. A cross-eyed focus retain the 2-D five vertical rows which show that even though cross-eyed both eye's signals are at corresponding point but with different angles which still keeps the visual field layers separated.
STEREOGRAM PARALLEL FOCUS QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
What is a stereogram?
How is a stereogram created?
Why does a converged stereogram focus create a 2-D image?
What mental processes are involved to gain the stereogram effect?
Is the brain working to solve the puzzle of matching up the dots/design from the two eyes in order to pull out the depth perception mode?
How many vertical rows does the stereogram have in the 2-D mode versus the 3-D mode?
When attempting a parallel or cross-eyed focus, what is necessary before creating the shift to a 3-D mode?
How does a stereogram parallel focus create a 3-D image?
Once the 3-D image comes into focus, why can the eyes scan and move all around without reverting back to a 2-D mode?
How does the ghostly mystical row six come into play in the 3-D observation?
With 3-D stereograms are there always five/six vertical columns?
How does one know the visual fields are layered?
Can the layered foreground or background image be reversed in 3-D mode?
What are the different visual field pathways?
Do the seven visual field pathways contain the whole right and left visual field signals of each eye? Yes, each visual field pathway contains the entire visual field signals. The only difference between the different pathways are the individual angles of the visual signals.
Do the visual pathways ever share information?
How can each visual pathway function like a two-way street with incoming and outgoing visual signals?
How are stereogram parallel focus refracted fovea signals different from the other visual field signals?
What clue surfaced within microscopic vision showing an opposite direction of the fovea functions?
Why with a parallel focus does the image of awareness appear closer and more acute?
STEREOGRAM CROSS-EYED FOCUS QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
What direction is taken to forge links that will explain how parallel and cross-eyed visual variations reverse the background and foreground?
What reverses the background to become the foreground using a stereogram cross-eyed focus?
How does the visual fields balance change which visual field layer is the dominant layer?
For the individuals who could not master a stereogram parallel or cross-eyed focus by training the eye muscles, you can experience the parallel and cross-eyed modes by using a stereoscope.
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