autokinetic sensation

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • List of psychology topics — This page aims to list all topics related to psychology. This is so that those interested in the subject can monitor changes to the pages by clicking on Related changes in the sidebar. It is also to see the gaps in Wikipedia s coverage of the… …   Wikipedia

  • spatial disorientation — Inability to determine one s true body position, motion, and altitude (or, in water, depth) relative to the Earth or one s surroundings. It may result from a brain or nerve disorder or from limitations in the normal sensory apparatus. Most clues… …   Universalium

  • Induced movement — or induced motion is an illusion of visual perception in which a stationary or a moving object appears to move or to move differently because of other moving objects nearby in the visual field. The object affected by the illusion is called the… …   Wikipedia

  • effect — The result or consequence of an action. [L. efficio, pp. effectus, to accomplish, fr. facio, to do] abscopal e. a reaction produced following irradiation but occurring outside the zone of actual radiation absorption. additive e. an e. wherein two …   Medical dictionary

  • 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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”