typically lead to the raising of a false alarm, where an individual has incorrectly detected a signal in the presence of an unfamiliar noise or unforseen phenomena. See also false alarm.

FALSE DETECTION: "Some individuals have reported hearing the noise of a door slamming or a window shutting when in actual fact none of these events have occurred, this is false detection."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FALSE DETECTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/false-detection/ (accessed May 16, 2021).