Apophenia

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Medical Definition of Apophenia

Apophenia: In psychology, the perception of connections and meaningfulness in unrelated things. Apophenia can be a normal phenomenon or an abnormal one, as in paranoid schizophrenia when the patient sees ominous patterns where there are none.


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Reviewed on 6/14/2012

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