La Barre's definition of hallucinations
   In 1975 the American anthropologist Raoul Weston La Barre defined hallucinations as follows: "In careful present-day usage, hallucination indicates a false appearance, in sensory form, hence seemingly external, but occasioned by an internal condition ofthe mind, the central suggestion of the term being its subjectivity and groundlessness."
   References
   La Barre, W. (1975). Anthropological perspectives on hallucination and hallucinogens.In: Hallucinations. Behavior, experience, and theory. Edited by Siegel, R.K., West, L.J. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons.

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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