visual autokinetic effect

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

  • 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

  • movement perception — ▪ process Introduction       process through which humans and other animals orient themselves to their own or others physical movements. Most animals, including humans, move in search of food that itself often moves; they move to avoid predators… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • Conformity — This article is about the psychological concept of conformity. For other uses, see Conformity (disambiguation). Psychology …   Wikipedia

  • List of effects — This is a list of names for observable phenonema that contain the word effect, amplified by reference(s) to their respective fields of study. #*3D audio effect (audio effects)A*Accelerator effect (economics) *Accordion effect (physics) (waves)… …   Wikipedia

  • Identified flying object — An Identified Flying Object, or IFO, is any unusual or puzzling object or optical phenomenon observed in the sky which has been identified as a known or conventional phenomenon after being investigated by qualified persons. This is in contrast to …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • oscillopsia —    Also known as bouncing vision. The term oscil lopsia comes from the Latin verb oscillare (to rock, to swing) and the Greek verb opsis (seeing). It is used to denote a visual distortion in which the extracorporeal environment as a whole appears …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

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