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Oliver Sacks: What hallucination reveals about our minds

Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks brings our attention to Charles Bonnett syndrome — when visually impaired people experience lucid hallucinations. He describes the experiences of his patients in heartwarming detail and walks us through the biology of this under-reported phenomenon.

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orangeunicorn2009
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orangeunicorn2009

halusinations are more like random piles of information from your brain even if you dont recall them

fshball
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fshball

You guys are funny. You just love this person & leave funny comments. I’m a fan, too.

fshball
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fshball

He’s like a baby boy.  🙂

mrfaildudellama
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mrfaildudellama

i <3 british accents

Mission532
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Mission532

The scariest video I had ever seen on youtube.

jonjonjonmw3
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jonjonjonmw3

This guy sounds like he has a tiny bit of German in his voice.

TrolleyPower
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TrolleyPower

Because he had German Jewish parents.

robsheppard1976
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robsheppard1976

Dr. Oliver Sacks deserves a Knighthood. Came here from Reddit, where someone left this comment: “he’s like a magician that unfolds crumpled minds, and shows us what was originally written on the paper.”

Chaosblade777
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Chaosblade777

Why does the crowd go “oohh” at 13:50? That seems a little late for them to react to the comment about cartoons featuring hallucinations…did they see something I’m not seeing?

jonjonjonmw3
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jonjonjonmw3

Oh, ok. Thanks for the info.

ekerstein
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ekerstein

I think people were surprised (and slightly amused) that a specific part of the brain was activated for cartoons.

roccckkerrr
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roccckkerrr

i always lose my night clicking related videos, they’re too interesting.

AlphahawkA25
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AlphahawkA25

FIGI WATER!

TheInsaneCloud
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TheInsaneCloud

How come this man was not in Harry Potter?

rosenerik
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rosenerik

If it wasn’t for youtube would we have seen this? Love youtube.

MrJohnny56789
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MrJohnny56789

lol take him and give him fake cake made from coadboard and other illusions just to mess with him

mkfantacy
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mkfantacy

yes… its called Ted.com

rosenerik
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rosenerik

You are right of course. I love TED. But I also love the anarchy of youtube.

xxtiaan
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xxtiaan

no just regular tea and cake, he looks like a nice guy and super interesting, hes done all kinds of drugs, he doesnt need messing with.

Sphere1957
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Sphere1957

This also means I have a cell for everything I like or dislike! Reality is recreated in myself and what I hate is actually me!!! Ahhhhhhh