- proprioceptive hallucination
- Also referred to as hallucination of posture. The term proprioception comes from the Latin words proprius (own) and percipere (to perceive). It translates loosely as 'perceiving one's own [position]'. The term proprioception was coined in 1906 by the British neurophysiologist Charles Scott Sherrington (1857-1952) to denote the sensory modality involved with the position of body parts in space and their position in relation to each other. The term is used in opposition to the terms exteroception (denoting the group of sensory modalities that help us to receive information about the external world, such as vision, hearing, and balance), and interoception (a term used to denote the group of sensory modalities associated with the body's internal status, including pain and sexual sensations). The German psychiatrist August Cramer (1860-1912) has been credited with publishing the first clinical study on proprioceptive as well as * kinaesthetic hallucinations in 1889. Some examples of pro-prioceptive hallucinations are * Aristotle's illusion and the *floating finger illusion. Proprioceptive hallucinations are sometimes classified as a subclass of the group of * body schema illusions.ReferencesCramer, A. (1889). Die Hallucinationen im Muskelsinn bei Geisteskranken und ihre klinische Bedeutung. Ein Beitrag zur Kenntniss der Paranoia. Freiburg: Akademische Verlagsbuchhandlung von J.C.B. Mohr.
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