brobdingnagian vision

brobdingnagian vision
   Also known in the literature in the (misspelled) variants brobdignagian vision and brodnigagian vision. The term brobdingnagian vision is indebted to Brobdingnag, the name of a fictitious country inhabited by huge people, featuring in the novel Gulliver's Travels by the Irish poet and author Jonathan Swift (1667-1745). It is used as a synonym for the term *macropsia, i.e. a * visual illusion in which objects and stimuli in the extra-corporeal world are perceived as disproportion-ally large. For a more detailed account ofthis type of * illusion, see the entry Macropsia.
   Sacks, O. (1992). Migraine. Revised and expanded. New York, NY: Vintage Books. Swift, J. (1726). Gulliver's travels. London: B. Motte.

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