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."
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