AUTOKINESIS

n. 1. refers to any type of voluntary movement. 2. an illusory perception of movement, for example, that experienced by pilots flying at night. This generally occurs when fixating on a dim, stationary light source in the dark.

AUTOKINESIS: "The person experienced autokinesis when he or she voluntary reached out an arm to grab the candy."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AUTOKINESIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/autokinesis/ (accessed August 8, 2020).
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