perceptual illusion

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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  • illusion of illusion —    An expression introduced in or shortly before 1998 by the French research scientist Jacques Ninio (b. 1942) to denote a bizarre perceptual phenomenon, usually reported by an author in support of a cherished idea, that proves to be unfounded.… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

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