false hallucination
   A term used to denote a*sensory deception that does not fulfil all the formal criteria of a hallucination proper (such as a *daydream, a * hypnagogic hallucination or a *physiological illusion). The term false hallucination was used by the French psychiatrist Claude-François Michéa (1815-1882) in opposition to the term * true hallucination, which he used to designate a hallucination that does fulfil all the necessary formal criteria.
   References
   Michéa, C.-F. (1871). Du délire des sensations. Paris: Labe.

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • hallucination — (n.) in the pathological/psychological sense of seeing or hearing something which is not there, 1640s, from L. hallucinationem (nom. hallucinatio), from pp. stem of hallucinari (see HALLUCINATE (Cf. hallucinate)). Hallucination is distinct from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Hallucination — For other uses, see Hallucination (disambiguation). Hallucination Classification and external resources My eyes at the moment of the apparitions by August Natterer …   Wikipedia

  • hallucination — hallucinational, hallucinative /heuh looh seuh nay tiv, neuh tiv/, adj. /heuh looh seuh nay sheuhn/, n. 1. a sensory experience of something that does not exist outside the mind, caused by various physical and mental disorders, or by reaction to… …   Universalium

  • hallucination — A morbid error in one or more of the senses; a perception of objects which do not, in fact, make any impression on the external senses. The basic distinction between an hallucination and a delusion is that the former is a matter of false… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 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 — /həlusəˈneɪʃən / (say huhloohsuh nayshuhn) noun 1. subjective sense perceptions for which there is no appropriate external source, as hearing voices . When persistent it is characteristic of severe psychiatric disorder. Compare delusion (def. 4) …   Australian English dictionary

  • hallucination — n 1. illusion, aberration, false conception, imagining, figment of the imagination, Inf. pink elephant; mirage, vision, dream, daydream, Psychol. fantasy, Sl. trip, delirium; phantom, phantasm, ghost, Inf. spook, apparition, specter, shade,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • hallucination — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. phantasm, phantom, mirage; fancy, delusion, chimera, illusion; deception. See error, imagination. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. illusion, phantasm, mirage, delusion; see dream , illusion 1 . See Synonym… …   English dictionary for students

  • hallucination — n. a false perception of something that is not really there. Hallucinations may be visual, auditory, tactile, gustatory (of taste), or olfactory (of smell). They may be provoked by mental illness (such as schizophrenia or severe anxiety… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • hallucination — hal•lu•ci•na•tion [[t]həˌlu səˈneɪ ʃən[/t]] n. 1) psi a sensory experience of something that does not exist outside the mind, caused by various physical and mental disorders, or by reaction to certain toxic substances, and usu. manifested as… …   From formal English to slang

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”