When you use these special viewing scopes…you’ll look at shapes or friends nearby and see how your sense of depth perception is enhanced, or even turned inside out!
The Hyperscope and Pseudoscope alter your stereovision, so people look strange and some things seem to be ‘inside out’.
Both the Pseudoscope and Hyperscope were built by Terry Pope of Phantascope.
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When you use the Pseudoscope or Hyperscope, your brain receives very different signals from each eye and it fuses these signals to create an image with exaggerated stereoscopic depth.
The Hyperscope can be used to study speculative geometry, archaeology (surveying), crystallography, architecture and art.
Both the Hyperscope and Pseudoscope also alter your sense of size constancy.
Size constancy is how your brain judges the size of things that are nearby or far away.
When you look at something that is far away, the object projects a small image onto your retina. If the object moves closer, the image it projects onto your retina grows much larger, but your brain allows for the distance before assuming that the object is gigantic.
In other words, your brain combines information about retinal images and distances to generate an idea of the real size of the object.