- A term used in empirical research settings to denote an individual who is currently hallucinating. In these settings the term hallucinator is used in opposition to the terms *trait hallucina-tor and * trait-positive hallucinator, both used to denote an individual with a history of hallucinatory activity who is currently not hallucinating, as well as to the terms * trait-negative hallu-cinator and non-hallucinator, used to denote an individual who has no history of hallucinatory experience.ReferencesWoodruff, P.W., Wright, I.C., Bullmore, E.T., Brammer, M., Howard, R.J., Williams, S.C., Shapleske, J., Rossell, S., David, A.S., McGuire, P.K., Murray, R.M. (1997). Hallucinations and the temporal cortical response to speech in schizophrenia: A functional magnetic resonance imaging study. American Journal of Psychiatry, 154, 1676-1682.
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