crepuscular hallucinosis

crepuscular hallucinosis
   The term crepuscular hallucinosis is indebted to the Latin noun crepusculum, which means dusk or half-light. It is used to denote a hallucinatory state typically arising at dusk, or during any other episode of half-light. The notion of crepuscular hallucinosis should not be confused with the - related - notions of * closed-eye hallucination,*hypnagogic hallucination, and * hypnopompic hallucination.
   Critchley, M. (1939). Visual and auditory hallucinations. British Medical Journal,2, 634-639.

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