hypnagogic image


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hypnagogic image

n
(Psychology) psychol an image experienced by a person just before falling asleep, which often resembles a hallucination
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Replaying the Game: Hypnagogic Images in Normals and Amnesics," Science, 209 no.
The declared aim of the artist is to give dreams, visions, and hypnagogic images the force of concrete reality.
There are abundant examples of phenomena that appear to utilise such a confusion: spontaneous cases, which often involve "realistic dreams," lucid dreams, false awakenings, hypnagogic images, waking imagery, and sleep paralysis; and states in which reality and imagination are often confused.