stereognosic hallucination
   The term stereognosic hallucination is indebted to the medical termstereognosis, fromthe Greek words stereos (solid, tight, compact) and gnosis (insight), meaning the ability to identify solid objects through tactile sensation. The term stere-ognosic hallucination is used to denote a type of * tactile hallucination in which one or more solid objects are perceived. A special variant of the stereognosic hallucination is a phenomenon known as * spontaneous stereognosic sensation.
   References
   Critchley, M. (1953). The parietal lobes. London: Edward Arnold & Co.

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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  • tactile hallucination —    Also known as tactile phantasma, haptic hallucination, touch hallucination, and hallucination of touch. The term tactile hallucination is indebted to the Latin verb tangere, which means to touch. It refers to a bodily sensation seemingly… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • spontaneous stereognosic sensation —    A term indebted to the medical term stereogno sis, from the Greek words stereos (solid, tight, compact) and gnosis (insight), meaning the ability to identify solid objects through touch. The term spontaneous stereognosic sensation is used to… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

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