Hallucinations
  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Release Date : 06 November 2012
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Genre : Science
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 13 : 9780307957252
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Book Description: “Illuminate[s] the complexities of the human brain and the mysteries of the human mind.” —The New York Times To many people, hallucinations imply madness, but in fact they are a common part of the human experience. These sensory distortions range from the shimmering zigzags of a visual migraine to powerful visions brought on by fever, injuries, drugs, sensory deprivation, exhaustion, or even grief. Hallucinations doubtless lie behind many mythological traditions, literary inventions, and religious epiphanies. Drawing on his own experiences, a wealth of clinical cases from among his patients, and famous historical examples ranging from Dostoevsky to Lewis Carroll, the legendary neurologist Oliver Sacks investigates the mystery of these sensory deceptions: what they say about the working of our brains, how they have influenced our folklore and culture, and why the potential for hallucination is present in us all.

Hallucinations

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Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Science
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“Illuminate[s] the complexities of the human brain and the mysteries of the human mind.” —The New York Times To many people, hallucinations imply madness, but in fact they are a common part of the human experience. These sensory distortions range from the shimmering zigzags of a visual migraine to ...

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Publisher : Routledge
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Publisher : MIT Press
Genre : Psychology
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Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
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