primitive hallucination

primitive hallucination
   A term used (and possibly also introduced) in 1930 by the German psychologists Konrad Zucker and Julius Zâdor in the context of a study of * mescaline-induced hallucinations to denote a relatively simple type of hallucination. Judging by the examples given by these authors, the notion of the primitive hallucination covers the groups of * simple (or elementary) hallucinations and * geometric hallucinations. Although many of their examples have a bearing on hallucinations in the visual modality, the term primitive hallucination would seem to refer to relatively simple hallucinations in the other sensory modalities as well. Zucker and Zâdor use the term primitive hallucination in opposition to the term * scenic hallucination.
   Zucker, K., Zâdor, J. (1930). Zur Analyse der Meskalin-Wirkung am Normalen. Zeitschrift für die gesamte Neurologie und Psychiatrie, 127, 15-29.

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