autokinetic phenomenon

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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  • 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 — 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

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