size-weight illusion

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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  • Charpentier's illusion —    Also known as size weight illusion and *Demoor s sign. The eponym Charpentier s illusion refers to the French ophthalmologist and physiologist Augustin Charpentier (18521916), who has been credited with being the first to describe the… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

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  • Augustin Charpentier — In 1891 the first experiment providing evidence of the size weight illusion was done by Augustin Charpentier, a French physician. He carried out a various number of procedures comparing what people thought was the heaviness of lifted weights. He… …   Wikipedia

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