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visual dominance

1. the phenomenon in which visual stimuli, when presented simultaneously with auditory or other stimuli, tend to dominate awareness.

2. the phenomenon in which the view from one eye dominates the percept when viewing a scene with two eyes. See ocular dominance.

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June 19th 2024



n. in infants, lack of psychomotor response or failure to gain weight or produce purposeful behavior, often thought to be a response to separation from mothers and subsequent institutionalization. See also reactive attachment disorder.