Myers's definition of hallucinations
   In his posthumously published work of 1903, the British classical scholar, writer, poet, and paranormal researcher Frederic Myers (1843-1901) defined hallucinations as follows: "A hallucination, one may say boldly, is in fact a hyperaesthe-sia; and generally a central hyperaesthesia. That is to say, the hallucination is in some cases due indirectly to peripheral stimulation; but often also it is the result of a stimulus to 'mind's-eye vision,' which sweeps the idea onwards into visual form, regardless ofordinary checks."
   References
   Myers, F.W.H. (1903). Human personality and its survival of bodily death. Volume I. London: Longmans, Green, and Co.

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