Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Short Communication

Absorption, hallucinations, and the continuum hypothesis


Joseph Glicksohn a1
a1 Department of Criminology and The Leslie and Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, 52100, Israel chanita@bgumail.bgu.ac.il http://www.biu.ac.il/soc/cr/cv/glicksohn.htm

Abstract

The target article, in stressing the balance between neurobiological and psychological factors, makes a compelling argument in support of a continuum of perceptual and hallucinatory experience. Nevertheless, two points need to be addressed. First, the authors are probably underestimating the incidence of hallucinations in the normal population. Second, one should consider the role of absorption as a predisposing factor for hallucinations.