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autonomic nervous system

autonomic nervous system n.   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015
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Science and technology, Psychology, Medicine and health, Psychiatry
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56 words
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The largely self-regulating division of the *nervous system of vertebrates, controlling the involuntary and vegetative cardiovascular, digestive, reproductive, and

Baldwin illusion

Baldwin illusion n.   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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72 words
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A visual illusion in which a line spanning the distance between two large squares appears shorter than a line of

Benham's top

Benham's top n.   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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A black-and-white patterned disc that induces perceptions of colours, called *pattern-induced flicker colours (PIFCs), when rotated in

block portrait

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015
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A degraded image, usually of a face, divided into large rectangles or blocks, the lightness of each block being set

box-and-whisker plot

box-and-whisker plot n.   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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In statistics, a graph representing the distribution of a variable, showing a box to represent the *interquartile range,

Brodmann area

Brodmann area n.   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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Any of the 47 numbered areas of the *cerebral cortex, such as Area 17, the primary visual cortex,

cafe wall illusion

cafe wall illusion n.   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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70 words
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Another name for the *Münsterberg illusion, so called because a cafe in Bristol city, England, is tiled on

chequer–shadow illusion

chequer–shadow illusion n.   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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An image of an object casting a shadow across a chequer-board, the same colour or shade being used to depict

chiaroscuro

chiaroscuro n.   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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The disposition of areas of light and shade in an image; specifically one of the monocular cues of visual *

CIE colour system

CIE colour system n.   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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An internationally accepted system put forward in 1931 by the Commission Internationale de l’Éclairage (the French International Lighting Commission) for

coronal plane

coronal plane n.   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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A vertical plane dividing the brain or any other organ or organism into front and back parts (see illustration). Also

corridor illusion

corridor illusion n.   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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50 words
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A visual illusion that causes images of equal size in a perspective picture of a corridor to appear larger the

Corsi blocks

Corsi blocks n.   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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A popular test of *short-term memory and *spatial ability based on a set of nine wooden blocks, arranged

Craik–O’Brien effect

Craik–O’Brien effect n.   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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A powerful visual illusion produced by separating two identical grey areas with a blurred contour flanked by a narrow light

cumulative record

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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A *learning curve drawn by a pen that moves across a roll of paper at a steady rate, increasing

curvature illusion

curvature illusion n.   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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144 words
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A visual illusion in which a semicircle appears more curved than a shorter circular arc with the same radius of

Delboeuf illusion

Delboeuf illusion n.   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015
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67 words
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A visual illusion in which a circle surrounded by a concentric circle of slightly greater diameter appears larger than another

DNA

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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Deoxyribonucleic acid (also written desoxyribonucleic acid), a self-replicating molecule that is the major functional constituent of *chromosomes and

duck-rabbit

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015
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An early *ambiguous figure, first published by the Polish-born US psychologist Joseph Jastrow (1863–1944) in his

ear

ear n.   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015
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Science and technology, Psychology, Medicine and health, Psychiatry
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84 words
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The organ of hearing and equilibrium, which in vertebrates is usually divided into the sound-collecting *outer ear separated by

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