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embedded figure

a type of ambiguous figure in which one or more images blend into a larger pattern and so are not immediately obvious. With repeated viewing, the embedded figure usually becomes obvious more rapidly.

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July 12th 2024



n. spatial overlap, in particular the presence of more than one neurotransmitter or neurochemical in the same presynaptic terminal or of more than one brain activation in neuroimaging.