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Eidetism is the ability of a person to form a very vivid image of something he has just seen or heard. It occurs in artists and children.[1] In cognitive psychology, special images are used, after viewing which a person looks, for example, at a white wall and the motif from the image appears on it (Greek eidon means seen) [2] in this case, it is a pseudo-illusion .



  1. RABOCH, Jiří – ZVOLSKÝ, Petr, et al. Psychiatrie. první edition. Galén, 2001. 622 pp. ISBN 80-7262-140-8.
  2. VOKURKA, Martin – HUGO, Jan, et al. Velký lékařský slovník. 6. edition. Praha : Maxdorf, 2006. 1017 pp. ISBN 8073451050.