Apophanous perception This is an alternate term for delusional perception. It is one of the Schneiderian first rank symptoms and is defined as a true perception, to which an individual attribute a false meaning. For example, a person may see written "No Trespassing" on a board and may infer from this that intelligence agencies are spying on him. Copyright Notice Adapted from Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License 3.0 ; additional terms may apply.