touch hallucination

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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  • hallucination of touch —    see tactile hallucination …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • hallucination — The apparent, often strong subjective perception of an object or event when no such stimulus or situation is present; may be visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, or …   Medical dictionary

  • hallucination — A sight, sound, smell, taste, or touch that a person believes to be real but is not real. Hallucinations can be caused by nervous system disease, certain drugs, or mental disorders …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • 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

  • physiological hallucination —    The term physiological hallucination is used to denote a hallucination occurring in the absence of any other psychopathology, and in the presence of preserved insight. It was used in 1845 by the French alienist Alexandre Jacques François… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • somaesthetic hallucination —    Also written as somesthetic hallucination. Both terms are indebted to the Greek words soma (body), and aisthanesthai (to notice, to perceive). They are used to denote a hallucination which is experienced in any or several of the somatosensory… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • bodily hallucination —    Also known as body sensation hallucination. Both terms are used interchangeably as umbrella terms for the notions of * tactile hallucination and * somatic hallucination. In other words, both terms refer to a hallucination experienced in the… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • extracampine hallucination —    The term extracampine hallucination is indebted to the Latin words extra (outside) and campaneus (field). It was introduced in or shortly before 1903 by the Swiss psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler (1857 1939) to denote a hallucination that is… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • creative hallucination —    The term creative hallucination stems from the literature on hypnotism. It is used to denote a * complex or * compound hallucination prompted by a relatively simple perceptual stimulus in one of the sensory modalities. The Swiss psychologist… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • tactile hallucination — a hallucination involving the sense of touch …   Medical dictionary

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