- sensory distortion
- Also known as perceptual distortion. Both terms are used to denote a change in the intensity, quality, or spatial form of sense perceptions. In Fish's Clinical Psychopathology the notion of sensory distortion is used in opposition to * sensory deception (which comprises hallucinations and *illusions). Both groups ofphenomena are classified as * perceptual disturbances.ReferencesFish, F. (1985). Fish's clinical psychopathol-ogy. Second edition. Edited by Hamilton, M. Bristol: John Wright and Sons.VandenBos, G.R., ed. (2007). APA dictionary of psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Dictionary of Hallucinations. J.D. Blom. 2010.
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