autokinetic


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Related to autokinetic: autokinetic phenomenon

autokinetic

(ˌɔːtəʊkɪˈnɛtɪk; -kaɪ-)
adj
automatically self-moving
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High hypnotic susceptibility is also associated with increased susceptibility to visual illusions, such as autokinetic movement, the Ponzo illusion, the Necker Cube, and the Schroeder Staircase illusion (Crawford, Brown, & Moon, 1993; Nadon, Laurence, & Perry, 1987; Spanos et al.
Autokinesis, sometimes called autokinetic effect, is perceived movement exhibited by a static dim light when it is stared at in the dark.
For example, Sherif's (1937) studies of the autokinetic effect examined the emergence of group norms in an ambiguous situation.