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Book review: Hallucinations, by Oliver Sacks

I thought I was reasonably familiar with the subject of this book but I have to say I was astonished by the number and variety of the strange hallucinations the human brain is able to deliver. Many people are probably under the impression that anyone who experiences a hallucination is suffering some form of mental illness, and it is indeed true that schizophrenia is often or even always accompanied by hallucinatory voices, but Sacks make it plain that most hallucinations, including the hearing of voices, occur to people who are mentally entirely normal, although they may suffer from some kind of sensory abnormality such as blindness or deafness. [More]


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