Hallucinations

Hallucinations

Oliver Sacks


To many folks, hallucinations suggest insanity, yet in truth they're a universal a part of the human adventure. those sensory distortions diversity from the shimmering zigzags of a visible migraine to strong visions caused by fever, accidents, medications, sensory deprivation, exhaustion, or maybe grief. Hallucinations without doubt lie in the back of many mythological traditions, literary innovations, and  religious epiphanies. Drawing on his personal reviews, a wealth of medical circumstances from between his sufferers, and well-known ancient examples starting from Dostoevsky to Lewis Carroll, the mythical neurologist Oliver Sacks investigates the secret of those sensory deceptions: what they are saying concerning the operating of our brains, how they've got stimulated our folklore and tradition, and why the possibility of hallucination is found in us all.

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