Plateau's spiral

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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  • spiral motion aftereffect — (spiral MAE)    Also known as spiral aftereffect. Both terms are used to denote a * motion aftereffect that can be induced with the aid of an * Archimedes s spiral or * Plateau s spiral. After viewing such a rotating spiral for several minutes… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • Archimedes' spiral —    Also known as Plateau s spiral. The eponym Archimedes spiral refers to the Greek mathematician and physicist Archimedes of Syracuse (297 212 BC). The eponym Plateau s spiral refers to the Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau (18011883). Both… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

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