Reflex Hallucinations

Reflex hallucinations are hallucinations in one modality of sensation experienced after experiencing a normal stimulus in another modality of sensation.

In reflex hallucinations, a stimulus in one sensory modality provokes a hallucination in another modality.

This is thought to be a morbid form of synesthesia Opens in new window; and it occurs when a normal sensory stimulus in one modality precipitates a hallucination in another, e.g. voices that are only heard whenever the lights are switched on.

    Research data for this literature has been adapted from these following manuals:
  1. Crash Course Psychiatry - E-Book By Katie FM Marwick, Steven Birrell
  2. Core Psychiatry E-Book, Edited by Padraig Wright, Julian Stern, Michael Phelan