- sthenic hallucination
- The term sthenic hallucination is indebted to the Greek noun sthenos, which means force. It was coined in or shortly before 1846 by the French dream researcher Maurice Macario to denote a hallucination that results from a heightened sensibility of the perceptual system. In opting for this term, Macario was seeking to designate such phenomena as the * visual hallucinations of cogwheels and other parts experienced by watchmakers and the * auditory hallucinations of cooking sounds familiar to professional cooks. He used the term sthenic hallucination in opposition to * sensorial hallucination, * intuitive hallucination, and * ganglionic hallucination.ReferencesMacario, M. (1846). Des rêves considérés sous le rapport physiologique et pathologique. Annales Médico-psychologiques, VIII, 170-218.
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