Understanding a strange phenomenon

Lilliputian hallucinations

Prabhat K. Chand, Pratima Murthy

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Abstract

Lilliputian hallucinations are infrequent but reported in a variety of states ranging from toxic metabolic states, medical, neurological and psychiatric conditions. We report three cases with different psychiatric diagnoses all presenting witb vivid Lilliputian hallucinations. An attempt to apply the current biological mechanisms that explain complex visual hallucinations to Lilliputian hallucinations is made. The phenomenon of size constancy and a functional break between the visual cortex and association cortices explains the phenomena of micropsia, a sensory distortion. We propose whether this principle could also determine the form of hallucinations and produce Lilliputian hallucination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-24
Number of pages4
JournalGerman Journal of Psychiatry
Volume10
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 23-01-2007
Externally publishedYes

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Hallucinations
Poisons
Vision Disorders
Visual Cortex
Mental Disorders
Psychiatry

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Chand, Prabhat K. ; Murthy, Pratima. / Understanding a strange phenomenon : Lilliputian hallucinations. In: German Journal of Psychiatry. 2007 ; Vol. 10, No. 1. pp. 21-24.
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In: German Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 10, No. 1, 23.01.2007, p. 21-24.

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