AUTOKINETIC EFFECT

the visual illusion that a static spot of light is moving in a dark room. The has been utilized in psychological experiments, for example, when investigating suggestibility. Also known as autokinetic illusion- Charpentier

AUTOKINETIC EFFECT: "If a stationary light appears to be moving in a dark room, this is most likely an example of the autokinetic effect."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AUTOKINETIC EFFECT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/autokinetic-effect/ (accessed March 22, 2020).
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