physiological illusion
   Also known as mechanism illusion and perceiver-distortion illusion. All three terms refer to an *illusion attributable to neurophysiological rather than physical or cognitive mechanisms. Some well-known examples of physiological illusions are the * afterimage, the * Rubin figure, and the * Poggendorff illusion. The term physiological illusion is used in opposition to the terms *physical illusion and * cognitive illusion. The term perceiver-distortion illusion is used in opposition to *stimulus-distortion illusion.
   References
   Gregory, R.L. (1991). Putting illusions in their place. Perception, 20, 1-4.
   Ninio, J. (2001). The science ofillusions.Trans-lated by Philip, F. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

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