Sixty eight per cent of us hallucinateBMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d299 (Published 19 January 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d299
- Dave W H Baillie, consultant psychiatrist1
- 1North East London Foundation Trust, London, UK
This survey showed that 68% of medical staff have sensory hallucinations.1 I have experienced similar sensations when carrying a mobile phone with a vibrate function. Hallucinations are perceptions in the absence of a stimulus, and the authors are right to describe these sensations as such.
The authors suggest mechanisms that contribute to …