Hallucinations

Hallucinations

Oliver Sacks


To many of us, hallucinations suggest insanity, yet in reality they seem to be a universal a part of the human adventure. those sensory distortions diversity from the shimmering zigzags of a visible migraine to robust visions attributable to fever, accidents, medicines, sensory deprivation, exhaustion, or maybe grief. Hallucinations without doubt lie at the back of many mythological traditions, literary innovations, and  religious epiphanies. Drawing on his personal studies, a wealth of medical circumstances from between his sufferers, and well-known old examples starting from Dostoevsky to Lewis Carroll, the mythical neurologist Oliver Sacks investigates the secret of those sensory deceptions: what they are saying in regards to the operating of our brains, how they've got encouraged our folklore and tradition, and why the potential of hallucination is found in us all.

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