smell illusion

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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  • illusion — illusioned, adj. /i looh zheuhn/, n. 1. something that deceives by producing a false or misleading impression of reality. 2. the state or condition of being deceived; misapprehension. 3. an instance of being deceived. 4. Psychol. a perception, as …   Universalium

  • Illusion — An illusion is a distortion of the senses, revealing how the brain normally organizes and interprets sensory stimulation. While illusions distort reality, they are generally shared by most people. [ Solso, R. L. (2001). Cognitive psychology (6th… …   Wikipedia

  • olfactory illusion —    Also known as smell illusion. The term olfactory illusion is indebted to the Latin verb ol(e)facere, which means to smell. It refers to an aberrant olfactory sensation experienced in the presence of an actual odour. The group of olfactory… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • Maya (illusion) — Maya (Sanskrit माय māyaa[›]), in Indian religions, has multiple meanings, usually quoted as illusion , centered on the fact that we do not experience the environment itself but rather a projection of it, created by us. Maya is the principal deity …   Wikipedia

  • Introspection illusion — The introspection illusion is a cognitive illusion in which people wrongly think they have direct insight into the origins of their mental states, while treating others introspections as unreliable. In certain situations, this illusion leads… …   Wikipedia

  • gustatory illusion —    Also known as taste illusion. The term gustatory illusion is indebted to the Latin noun gustus, which means taste. It is used to denote an aberrant taste sensation occurring in the presence of a tastant. The group of gustatory illusions… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • parosmia —    Also known as paraosmia and dysosmia. The term parosmia comes from the Greek words para (beside, near, resembling, accessory to, beyond, apart from, abnormal) and osmè (smell, stink, fragrant, odour, scent, perfume). It translates loosely as a …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • hyperosmia —    The term hyperosmia comes from the Greek words huper (to exceed a certain boundary) and osmè (smell, stink, fragrant, odour, scent, perfume). It is used to denote a chemosensory disorder characterized by an increased odour sensitivity to some… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • love — 1. (love) (59438↑, 12731↓) nature s way of tricking people into reproducing Author: http://love.urbanup.com/88382 2. (love) (35994↑, 5598↓) The most spectacular,indescribable, deep euphoric feeling for someone. Love is an incredibly powerful word …   Urban English dictionary

  • literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …   Universalium

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