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Hallucinations [electronic resource]. Oliver Sacks.

Sacks, Oliver. (Author). Woren, Dan. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780307967350 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (8 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2012.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Dan Woren.
Summary, etc.: Have you ever seen something that wasn't really there? Heard someone call your name in an empty house? Sensed someone following you and turned around to find nothing? Hallucinations don't belong wholly to the insane. Much more commonly, they are linked to sensory deprivation, intoxication, illness, or injury. People with migraines may see shimmering arcs of light or tiny, Lilliputian figures of animals and people. People with failing eyesight, paradoxically, may become immersed in a hallucinatory visual world. Hallucinations can be brought on by a simple fever or even the act of waking or falling asleep, when people have visions ranging from luminous blobs of color to beautifully detailed faces or terrifying ogres. Those who are bereaved may receive comforting "visits" from the departed. In some conditions, hallucinations can lead to religious epiphanies or even the feeling of leaving one's own body. Humans have always sought such life-changing visions, and for...
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Subject: Nonfiction.
Health & Fitness.
Psychology.
Science.
Genre: Electronic books.

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