What is a Hallucination? - Definition, Causes & Types


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What is the most common type of hallucination experienced?

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1. Olfactory hallucinations affect the following sense:

2. Which of the following conditions is known to cause hallucinations?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the types and causes of hallucinations. Some things you'll be assessed on include the most common kind of hallucination and the definition of an olfactory hallucination.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • Most common kind of hallucination
  • Conditions that can cause hallucination
  • Terms for hallucinations experienced upon awaking and falling asleep, respectively

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the types and causes of hallucinations
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify specific conditions that cause hallucinations
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on olfactory hallucinations and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about hallucinations, review the lesson titled What is a Hallucination? - Definition, Causes & Types. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Differentiate between illusions and hallucinations
  • Define hypnagogic and hypnopompic hallucinations
  • Recognize the terms associated with hallucinations involving each of the five sense