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kinetic depth effect

the impression that a visual figure has three dimensions when in motion. For example, a stationary pattern of apparently random elements will organize into a coherent three-dimensional structure when set in motion. See depth from motion.

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June 18th 2024

unipolar mania

unipolar mania

a disorder in which only excitement, overactivity, and similar euphoric symptoms are seen. This is a rare condition, as such manic episodes tend eventually to be followed by one or more major depressive episodes.