APPARENT MOVEMENT

an illusion of motion or change of size that is cued by visual tricks. For example, a person sitting in a stationary car may perceive that their car is moving because the car next to them is reversing. Also known as illusory movement. See also alpha movement- beta movement- delta movement- epsilon movement- and gamma movement.

APPARENT MOVEMENT: "Apparent movement occurred when the person mistakenly felt that the picture on the wall was moving, following a long period of staring at it. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "APPARENT MOVEMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/apparent-movement/ (accessed December 6, 2019).
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