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HALLUCINATION, med. jur. It is a species of mania, by which "an idea reproduced by the memory is associated and embodied by the imagination." This state of mind is sometimes called delusion or waking dreams.
     2. An attempt has been made to distinguish hallucinations from illusions; the former are said to be dependent on the state of the intellectual organs and, the latter, on that of those of sense. Ray, Med. Jur. Sec. 99; 1 Beck, med. Jur. 538, note. An instance is given of a temporary hallucination in the celebrated Ben Johnson, the poet. He told a friend of his that he had spent many a night in looking at his great toe, about which he had seen Turks and Tartars, Romans and Carthagenians, fight, in his imagination. 1 Coll. on Lun. 34. If, instead of being temporary, this affection of his mind had been permanent, he would doubtless have been considered insane. See, on the subject of spectral illusions, Hibbert, Alderson and Farrar's Essays; Scott on Demonology, &c.; Bostock's Physiology, vol. 3, p. 91, 161; 1 Esquirol, Maladies Mentales, 159.

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Background: Auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs) of schizophrenia have been associated with structural and functional alterations of some brain regions.
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New Delhi [India], July 12 ( ANI ): Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Thursday criticised Shashi Tharoor for his recent `Hindu Pakistan` remark, saying that the Congress leader's statement is a pure hallucination.
The author develops a new account of perception on which it is metaphysically and explanatorily prior to illusion, hallucination, and perceptual experience (understood as neutral between these possibilities).
A hallucination is the perception of an object or an event in the absence of an external stimulus.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- An experimental therapy which involves a face-to-face discussion between a person with schizophrenia and an avatar representing their auditory hallucination may help reduce symptoms, when provided alongside usual treatment, according to a study.
An auditory verbal hallucination (or simply auditory hallucinations, I will use the terms interchangeably), is typically defined as a sensory (perceptual) experience of hearing a voice in the absence of a corresponding external source (1).
There are 3 main forms of this phenomena described on the basis of phenomenological and anatomical criteria, that is, heautoscopy, autoscopic hallucination, and out-of-body experience [3].
The visual hallucination might be in black and white or in colour and is perceived by most of the patients as "bothersome." A common form of visual hallucination is the perception of bugs on the walls or on the floor.
Keywords: transcranial direct current stimulation, auditory hallucination, schizophrenia