- macroscopic aura
- The term macroscopic aura comes from the Greek words makros (large), skopeô (I am looking at), and aura (breeze, smell). It refers to a type of "aura (i.e. a 'warning symptom') occurring in the context of paroxysmal neurological disorders such as epilepsy and migraine, in which objects and stimuli in the extracorporeal environment are perceived as disproportionally large. The introduction of the French term aura macroscopique has been attributed to the Swiss neurologist Otto Veraguth (1870-1944). The term is used in opposition to the term "microscopic aura.ReferencesCritchley, M. (1949). Metamorphopsia of central origin. Transactions of the Ophthalmologic Society of the UK, 69, 111-121.
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