hallucinator
   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.
   References
   Woodruff, 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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  • Hallucinator — Hal*lu ci*na tor (h[a^]l*l[=u] s[i^]*n[=a] t[ e]r), n. [L.] One whose judgment and acts are affected by hallucinations; one who errs on account of his hallucinations. N. Brit. Rev. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hallucinator — hallucinate ► VERB ▪ experience a seemingly real perception of something not actually present. DERIVATIVES hallucination noun hallucinator noun hallucinatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin hallucinari go astray in thought , from Greek alussein be uneasy …   English terms dictionary

  • hallucinator — noun see hallucinate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hallucinator — See hallucinate. * * * …   Universalium

  • hallucinator — noun a) One whose judgment and acts are affected by hallucinations; one who errs on account of his hallucinations. b) One who experiences hallucinations …   Wiktionary

  • hallucinator — hal·lu·ci·na·tor hə lüs ən .āt ər n a person who has hallucinations …   Medical dictionary

  • hallucinator — hal·lu·ci·na·tor …   English syllables

  • hallucinator — həˈlüsənˌād.ər noun ( s) : a person who has hallucinations * * * haˈllucinator rare. [late L., agent n. f. hallūcinārī.] One who hallucinates. Worcester cites North Brit. Rev …   Useful english dictionary

  • trait hallucinator —    Also referred to as trait positive hallucinator. Both terms are used to denote an individual with a history of hallucinatory experience who is not currently hallucinating. They are used in opposition to trait negative hallucinator, and non… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • trait-negative hallucinator —    Also referred to as non hallucinator. Both terms are used to denote an individual without a history of hallucinatory experience. They are used in opposition to trait hallucinator, and trait positive hallucinatory (which are both used to denote …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

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