Are Hallucinations Just Delusions?

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Hallucinogenic drugs may induce various states of cognition, and a growing body of literature suggests such substances may help us understand some of the underpinnings of consciousness. Perceptions resulting from DMT, an endogenous neurotransmitter, may allow access to verifiable data as well as provide psychotherapeutic benefits. Hallucinations may occur in the general population, and even the hallucinations of schizophrenics may reflect some larger reality. Based on these observations, our concept of “mind” as well as “hallucination” may need to be redefined.

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