- The term kinetopsia comes from the Greek words kinesis (movement) and opsis (seeing). It is used to denote a visually perceived illusory movement. The term is used in opposition to *akinetopsia. Both phenomena are classified as * metamorphopsias.ReferencesEy, H. (1973). Traité des hallucinations. Tome 1. Paris: Masson et Cie., Éditeurs.
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akinetopsia — Also referred to as cerebral akinetopsia and visual motion blindness. The term akinetopsia comes from the Greek words akinesia (absence of motion) and opsis (seeing). It was introduced in or shortly before 1991 by the British neurobiologist… … Dictionary of Hallucinations
metamorphopsia — The term metamorphopsia comes from the Greek words metamorphoun (to change the form) and opsis (seeing). It translates roughly as seeing an altered form . It is not clear who introduced the term, but it appears in a medical lexicon as early as … Dictionary of Hallucinations