agravic illusion

agravic illusion
An apparent movement of a target in the visual field resulting from minute displacements of structure in the inner ear in zero gravity. Also called occuloagravic illusion.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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  • oculogravic illusion — An illusion caused by linear acceleration/deceleration, which gives a feeling of a false climb/descent, respectively. It is caused by the pilot’s misinterpreting the information from the otolith organs. When the aircraft accelerates, on… …   Aviation dictionary

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