experiential ictal phenomenon
   A term used to denote a hallucination due to a partial epileptic seizure, notably an " aura, depicting a lively scene experienced previously by the affected individual.
   References
   Mauguière, F. (1999). Scope and presumed mechanisms of hallucinations in partial epileptic seizures. Epileptic Disorders, 1, 81-91.

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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