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Oliver Sacks

Oktober 6th, 2012

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Released: 2012-11-06

Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks


have you ever noticed something that wasn’t in point of fact there? Heard anyone name your identify in an empty house? Sensed anyone following you and became round to find nothing?

Hallucinations don’t belong fully to the insane. a lot more often, they're associated with sensory deprivation, intoxication, sickness, or damage. folks with migraines would possibly see shimmering arcs of sunshine or tiny, Lilliputian figures of animals and those. folks with failing eyesight, mockingly, would possibly grow to be immersed in a hallucinatory visual global. Hallucinations can be caused by a easy fever and even the act of waking or falling asleep, whilst individuals have visions starting from luminous blobs of colour to beautifully distinct faces or terrifying ogres. those who find themselves bereaved would possibly obtain comforting “visits” from the departed. In some stipulations, hallucinations can lead to religious epiphanies and even the sensation of leaving one’s own body.

humans have always sought such lifestyles-changing visions, and for thousands of years have used hallucinogenic compounds to reach them. As a young physician in California in the 1960s, Oliver Sacks had each a private and a professional interest in psychedelics. these, along with his early migraine revel ins, introduced a lifestyleslong research into the varieties of hallucinatory revel in.

right here, along with his usual elegance, interest, and compassion, Dr. Sacks weaves in combination stories of his patients and of his own mind-altering revel ins to light up what hallucinations let us know noticed organization and construction of our brains, how they've stimulated each and every culture’s folklore and art, and why the possibility of hallucination is present in us all, a vital a part of the human condition. 

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creator: Oliver Sackswriter: KnopfBinding: HardcoverLanguage: EnglishPages: threefive2

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