nonvocal auditory hallucination

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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  • auditory hallucination —    Also known as acoustic hallucination, aural hallucination, and hallucination of hearing. Auditory hallucinations are the most prevalent type of hallucinations in adults with or without a history of psychiatric illness. It is estimated that the …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • nonverbal auditory hallucination —    Also known as akoasm, acoasm, acousma, *nonverbal hallucination, and nonvocal auditory hallucination. All six terms are used to denote an * auditory hallucination consisting of one or more sounds or noises, other than spoken words. The group… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • akoasm —    Also referred to as acoasm, acousma, and akoasmic noise. All four terms stem from the Greek verb akouein, which means to hear. The term akoasm was introduced in or shortly before 1900 by the German neurologist Carl Wernicke (18481904) to… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

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