Definition of photism in English:
A hallucinatory sensation or vision of light.
- The first painting in which I consciously recorded a photism that I saw during an acupuncture session, called Vision (Fig. 1), was created in 1996.
- The idea was that if a photism was an automatic consequence of letter identification, then the photism should interfere with naming the ink colour of these letters on incongruent cards.
late 19th century: from Greek phōtismos, from phōtizein 'to shine', from phōs, phōt- 'light'.