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Gordy views his pet cat from a distance of three feet and then again from a dist

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Gordy views his pet cat from a distance of three feet and then again from a distance of six feet and finally from nine feet. At which of these distances will the retinal disparity between the images projected onto Gordy's right and left retinas be the greatest?

a. three feet

 b. nine feet 

c. six feet

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a. 3 feet. 

Retinal disparity is due to the distance between the left and the right eye. When the eyes view an object, it sees it at slightly different angles due to that distance between the eyes and this retinal disparity allows us to see depth of objects. The further away the object, the less retinal disparity is while the nearer the object, the more retinal disparity there is. 

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