rotational aftereffect
(RAE)
   A term used to denote a" motion aftereffect induced by fixation on a rotating stimulus. After this rotating stimulus has been viewed for several minutes, and then brought to a halt, the stimulus will appear to rotate in the opposite direction. The RAE is usually classified as a "physiological illusion.
   References
   Mather, G., Verstraten, F., Anstis, S. (1998). The motion aftereffect: A modern perspective. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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