The explanation provided is rather technical and suggests that a camera can create dimension. Like I said earlier, I believe selective DOF adds only a very little to the dimensionally.
IMO, the camera is only a part of it. If you study Trompe L'Oeil, you'll see that 3D look is achieved by creating an optical illusion by using perspective, shadow, light and scale to deceive the viewer into thinking that they are seeing a real three dimensional space or object, instead of paint on a two dimensional surface.
So while I agree that there are ways to use a camera to add dimension to a photo, the issue of MF, LF, SF or even a Holga has less to do with it than the device used to capture the image. An object shot at f32 versus f2.8 do not necessarily have more or less dimension.... and flat lighting is one way to guarantee poor dimension
I'm not disagreeing with anything anyone is saying - what I am saying is that there is far FAR more than what camera one uses if the objective is to add dimension to images. If dimension is the objective, one should look at the lighting rather than the camera to achieve this.