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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Armed with a better understanding of distance illusions, visual autokinesis, false horizon cues, black hole effects, vection illusions, and runway illusions, as well as having an improved awareness of how the human visual system can be deceived, pilots can decrease their vulnerability to mishaps.