autokinetic illusion

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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  • autokinetic illusion — An illusion caused on dark nights when one stares at a single light source for a long time, and it appears to move when in fact it is stationary. This can create confusion and make it difficult to distinguish between real and apparent movement.… …   Aviation dictionary

  • autokinetic effect —    Also referred to as autokinetic sensation, autokinetic illusion, autokinetic phenomenon, autokinesis, and Charpentier s illusion. The term autokinetic effect is indebted to the Greek words automatos (automatically, driven by a power of its… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • autokinetic effect — Psychol. apparent motion of a single point of light or a small object when presented on a dark field and observed continuously. Also called autokinetic illusion. [1930 35] * * * ▪ psychology       illusory movement of a single still object,… …   Universalium

  • autokinetic effect — Psychol. apparent motion of a single point of light or a small object when presented on a dark field and observed continuously. Also called autokinetic illusion. [1930 35] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Autokinetic effect — The autokinetic effect is a phenomenon of human visual perception in which a stationary, small point of light in an otherwise dark or featureless environment appears to move. It was first recorded by a Russian officer keeping watch who observed… …   Wikipedia

  • illusion — illusioned, adj. /i looh zheuhn/, n. 1. something that deceives by producing a false or misleading impression of reality. 2. the state or condition of being deceived; misapprehension. 3. an instance of being deceived. 4. Psychol. a perception, as …   Universalium

  • 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

  • celestial illusion —    The term celestial illusion is indebted to the Latin noun caelum, which means heaven. It is used to denote a group of *size illusions characterized by an apparent increase in the size of celestial bodies when these are perceived above the… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • Sensory illusions in aviation — Because human senses are adapted for use on the ground, navigating by sensory input alone during flight can be dangerous: sensory input does not always accurately reflect the movement of the aircraft, causing sensory illusions. These illusions… …   Wikipedia

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