Gurney, Myers, and Podmore's definition of hallucinations
   In 1886 the paranormal researchers and founders of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR) Edmund Gurney (1847-1888), Frederic Myers (1843-1901), and Frank Podmore (1856-1910) defined hallucinations as "percepts which lack, but which can only by a distinct reflection be recognized as lacking, the objective basis which they suggest".
   References
   Gurney, E., Myers, F.W.H., Podmore, F. (1886). Phantasms ofthe living. Volume 1. London: Trübner.

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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