somatic hallucination


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hallucination

 [hah-loo″sĭ-na´shun]
a sensory impression (sight, touch, sound, smell, or taste) that has no basis in external stimulation. Hallucinations can have psychologic causes, as in mental illness, or they can result from drugs, alcohol, organic illnesses, such as brain tumor or senility, or exhaustion. When hallucinations have a psychologic origin, they usually represent a disguised form of a repressed conflict. adj. adj hallu´cinative, hallu´cinatory.
auditory hallucination a hallucination of hearing; the most common type.
gustatory hallucination a hallucination of taste.
haptic hallucination tactile hallucination.
hypnagogic hallucination a vivid, dreamlike hallucination occurring at sleep onset.
hypnopompic hallucination a vivid, dreamlike hallucination occurring on awakening.
kinesthetic hallucination a hallucination involving the sense of bodily movement.
olfactory hallucination a hallucination of smell.
somatic hallucination a hallucination involving the perception of a physical experience occurring within the body.
tactile hallucination a hallucination of touch.
visual hallucination a hallucination of sight.

somatic hallucination

A sensation of pain attributed to visceral injury.
See also: hallucination
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Less dramatic somatic hallucinations are more common and occur in variously induced altered states of consciousness.
Subjects, both Western and non-Western, seem to refer to somatic hallucinations less frequently than to visual hallucinations.
One of the most common somatic hallucinations is associated with the sensation of rising up until one towers above and looks down on one's surroundings and one's body and limbs feel extremely attenuated.