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.Hallucinations are not an uncommon experience for some people

One study from as early as 1895[1] reported that approximately 10% of the population experienced hallucinations. A 1996-1999 survey of over 13,000 people[2] reported a much higher figure, with almost 39% of people reporting hallucinatory experiences, 27% of which were daytime hallucinations, mostly outside the context of illness or drug use. From this survey, olfactory (smell) and gustatory (taste) hallucinations seem the most common in the general population.

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  1. Francis Nagaraya, Myers FWH et al. (1894). Report on the census of hallucinations. Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research 34: 25–394.
  2. Ohayon MM (Dec 2000). Prevalence of hallucinations and their pathological associations in the general population. Psychiatry Res 97 (2–3): 153–64.

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