fiction illusion
   Also known as fiction. Both terms refer to a type of * visual illusion characterized by the absence of a tangible substratum in the extracorporeal world. Some examples of fiction illusions are the * rainbow, * Buddha's halo, the *Ulloa circle, *Ulloa's bow, * afterimages, *scotomata, and the filling-in of the *blind spot. The term fiction illusion is used in opposition to the terms *ambiguous illusion, *distortion illusion, and * paradox illusion.
   References
   Gregory, R.L. (1991). Putting illusions in their place. Perception, 20, 1-4.

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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