autokinesis


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autokinesis

(ˌɔːtəʊkɪˈniːsɪs)
n
a visual illusion occurring in low light, in which a stationary bright spot appears to be moving
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Perfect eyes can be fooled by the illusions brought on by linear perspective, upslope, downslope, runway width, false references, repeating patterns and autokinesis.
Autokinesis is most common in very dark conditions with only one or two lights present and is uncommon with three or more lights present.
These include false depth perception and autokinesis, where a stationary light appears to move.