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Aubert's phenomenon

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Phenomenon of optical delusion for the factual position of the subjective vertical line.

Description

Phenomenon of optical delusion for the factual position of the subjective vertical line. In an upright position of the body the subjective vertical line appears to be moving in the opposite direction when the head is turned. The phenomenon is most clearly seen in the dark.

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