stimulus-distortion illusion

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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  • illusion —    Formerly known as illusio, fallacia, and idolum. The term illusion comes from the Latin verb illudere, which means to mock, to delude, to tempt. It is unknown when and by whom the term was introduced, but it has been in use since ancient times …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • physical illusion —    Also known as stimulus distortion illusion. Both terms refer to an * illusion attributable to physical rather than neurophysiological or cognitive mechanisms. Some examples of physical illusions are the * mirage, the * rainbow, the * anthelic… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

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  • visual illusion —    Also known as optical illusion. Both terms are commonly used to denote a visual percept that has its basis in a stimulus derivative of the extra corporeal environment (also referred to as a point de repère) which is either misperceived or… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

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