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A term used by the US psychologist James Jerome Gibson (1904–79) to refer to any theory of perception that explains perceptual phenomena such as object and space perception without reference to the surrounding context in which perceptions are embedded. See also direct perception. [Alluding to something suspended in mid air without support]

Subjects: Psychology.

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