sensory hallucination

sensory hallucination
   Also referred to as hallucination of the senses. Both terms are used by the British paranormal researcher Edmund Gurney (1847-1888) to denote "a percept which lacks, but which can only by distinct reflection be recognised as lacking, the objective basis which it suggests - where objective basis is to be taken as a short way of naming that the possibility of being shared by all persons with normal senses". Gurney uses the term sensory hallucination in opposition to the term * non-sensory hallucination, which he reserves for remembered images, * daydreams, mental pictures, etc.
   Gurney, M. (1885). Hallucinations. Mind, 10, 161-199.

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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