Acta Analytica

, Volume 25, Issue 3, pp 365–368

Hallucinatory Pictures


DOI: 10.1007/s12136-009-0074-0

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Casati, R. Acta Anal (2010) 25: 365. doi:10.1007/s12136-009-0074-0


Hallucinatory pictures are yet to be found picture-like artifacts that induce a hallucination of their content that cannot be intuitively explained by a look at the structure of the pictorial vehicle. Different accounts of depiction make different predictions about the possibility that such artifacts be considered as pictures. Some cases are presented that point towards the intuitive acceptability of hallucinatory pictures.


PicturesPictorial representationPicture cognitionHallucination

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CNRS-EHESS-ENS, Institut Jean NicodParisFrance