unimodal hallucination

   The term unimodal hallucination is indebted to the Latin words unus (one) and modus (means, manner). It is used to denote a hallucination that confines itself to a single sensory modality. Unimodal hallucinations can be either * elementary, * geometric, or * complex in nature. Alternatively, they can be divided into * formed and * unformed hallucinations. The term unimodal hallucination is used in opposition to * multimodal hallucination.
   Goodwin, D.W., Alderson, P., Rosenthal, R. (1971). Clinical significance of hallucinations in psychiatric disorders. Archives of General Psychiatry, 24, 76-80.

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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  • compound hallucination —    Also known as multimodal hallucination, polymodal hallucination, polysensual hallucination, polysensory hallucination, polysensorial hallucination, intersensorial hallucination, and fantastic hallucination. All these terms are used to denote a …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

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