- post-hypnotic hallucination
- The term post-hypnotic hallucination is indebted to the Latin prefix post (after) and the notion of hypnosis, which is in turn indebted to the Greek noun hupnos (sleep). The term post-hypnotic hallucination is used in the literature on hypnotism to denote a hallucinatory phenomenon that can be evoked through suggestion in another person, starting - or lingering on - after the cessation of the hypnotic state. Post-hypnotic hallucinations can be either positive in nature (in which case an object or stimulus is perceived which lacks a source in the extracorporeal environment) or negative (in which case one fails to perceive an object or stimulus which is actually present in the extracorporeal environment).ReferencesPrince, M. (1906). Are there hypnotic hallucinations? Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 1, 143146.
Dictionary of Hallucinations. J.D. Blom. 2010.
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