thalamic experiential hallucinosis

   The term thalamic experiential hallucinosis is indebted to the medical Latin name thalamus, which in turn comes from the Greek word tha-lamos (sleeping room, inside room). It is used to denote a hallucinatory state associated with infarction of the thalamus. Hallucinations occurring in the context of thalamic experiential hallucinosis have been described as visual and auditory in nature. Conceptually, the condition may be seen as a variant of * peduncular hallucinosis and * brainstem auditory hallucinosis. As a noso-logical category, it is classified as a specific type of * hallucinosic syndrome.
   Noda, S., Mizoguchi, M., Yamamoto, A. (2003). Thalamic experiential hallucinosis. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 56, 1224-1226.

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • hallucinosis —    A term coined in or shortly before 1900, possibly by the German neurologist Carl Wernicke (1848 1904), to denote a mental state or disorder in which hallucinations feature prominently. The term hallucinosis has been variously defined as    1)… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • peduncular hallucination —    Also known as peduncular hallucinosis, pedunculopontine hallucinosis, Lhermitte s hallucinosis, Lhermitte syndrome, *brainstem hallucination, and mesencephalic hallucinosis. The eponyms Lhermitte s hallucinosis and Lhermitte syndrome refer to… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • hallucinosic syndrome —    A term used to denote a hallucinatory syndrome characterized by a specific type of hallucination or by an association with a specific clinical orneu robiological parameter. Hallusinosic syndromes are conceptualized along the lines of the… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.