illusion vs. hallucination

“In terms of whether these agents cause hallucinations, they’re a little bit misclassified, a hallucination is an experience in some sensory phenomenon based on a stimuli that doesn’t exist in reality, it’s internally generated,” says Stephen Ross, an associate professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, in an interview in the film. “Versus an illusion would be looking at the wall and the wall is melting, that would be an illusion, and these drugs tend to cause more illusions than frank hallucinations, they alter how we perceive real stimuli.”

[A New Understanding film shows how psilocybin changes perception – Business Insider](http://www.businessinsider.com/a-new-understanding-film-shows-how-psilocybin-changes-perception-2017-2)

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