illusory vertical splitting

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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  • illusory splitting —    Also known as illusory vertical splitting. Both terms are used to denote a visual distortion consisting of a vertical splitting of objects, often accompanied by a vertical displacement of the two parts along the fracture line. Illusory… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • Picasso, Pablo Ruiz — (1881 1973)    A famous Spanish painter who may have suffered from * migraine aura without headache. This suggestion is based on Picasso s paintings ofwomen s faces displaying a peculiar vertical split which is reminiscent of *illusory splitting …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • metamorphopsia —    The term metamorphopsia comes from the Greek words metamorphoun (to change the form) and opsis (seeing). It translates roughly as seeing an altered form . It is not clear who introduced the term, but it appears in a medical lexicon as early as …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • United States — a republic in the N Western Hemisphere comprising 48 conterminous states, the District of Columbia, and Alaska in North America, and Hawaii in the N Pacific. 267,954,767; conterminous United States, 3,022,387 sq. mi. (7,827,982 sq. km); with… …   Universalium

  • architecture — /ahr ki tek cheuhr/, n. 1. the profession of designing buildings, open areas, communities, and other artificial constructions and environments, usually with some regard to aesthetic effect. Architecture often includes design or selection of… …   Universalium

  • microscope — /muy kreuh skohp /, n. 1. an optical instrument having a magnifying lens or a combination of lenses for inspecting objects too small to be seen or too small to be seen distinctly and in detail by the unaided eye. 2. (cap.) Astron. the… …   Universalium

  • Germany — /jerr meuh nee/, n. a republic in central Europe: after World War II divided into four zones, British, French, U.S., and Soviet, and in 1949 into East Germany and West Germany; East and West Germany were reunited in 1990. 84,068,216; 137,852 sq.… …   Universalium

  • literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …   Universalium

  • Venus — /vee neuhs/, n., pl. Venuses for 2. 1. an ancient Italian goddess of gardens and spring, identified by the Romans with Aphrodite as the goddess of love and beauty. 2. an exceptionally beautiful woman. 3. (sometimes l.c.) Archaeol. a statuette of… …   Universalium

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