Edmund Parish makes a valuable contribution to the study of the psychology of perception, as well as introducing a theory of insanity in this 1897 work. By incorporating the most recent psychological and neurological research, he defines for the reader the common principle that underlies normal and fallacious perception.
Preface; Preface to the English edition; 1. Introduction; 2. Fallacious perception in various pathological and physiological states; 3. Waking hallucinations and the result of the international census; 4. The physiological process in fallacious perception; 5. The factors of fallacious perception; 6. The content of fallacious perception; 7. The initiation of fallacious perception; 8. The manifestations of fallacious perception; 9. Telepathic hallucinations; 10. Summary and conclusion; Appendix; Index.