Tactile hallucination

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A tactile hallucination is the experience of perceiving a convincing physical sensation which is not actually occurring.[1][2] Common examples of this can include people or insects[3] touching the body in various places and in a wide variety of ways. Alternatively, these hallucinations can be felt as complex and structured arrangements of vibration across the skin.

This effect may be also accompanied by visual hallucinations of a plausible cause of the sensation. For example, during internal and external hallucinations one may be able to touch and feel imagined objects or autonomous entities just as convincingly as within normal everyday dreams. The sensations that are possible within these hallucinations are near limitless and can even include pain or sexual pleasure.

Tactile hallucinations are most commonly induced under the influence of heavy dosages of deliriant compounds, such as DPH, datura, and benzydamine. However, they can also occur to a lesser extent under the influence of psychedelics, stimulant psychosis[4] and extreme sleep deprivation.

Psychoactive substances

Compounds within our psychoactive substance index which may cause this effect include:

Experience reports

Anecdotal reports which describe this effect within our experience index include:


See also

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References

  1. Tactile hallucinations: conceptual and historical aspects | https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC491362/
  2. Tactile hallucinations: conceptual and historical aspects | https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19521636
  3. Delusory Parasitosis by Nancy C. Hinkle | https://web.archive.org/web/20121021033308/http://www.ent.uga.edu/pubs/delusory.pdf
  4. Tactile hallucinations with repetitive movements following low-dose cocaine: implications for cocaine reinforcement and sensitization: case report. (ncbi) | https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23414508