The Resource Hallucinations, Oliver Sacks, (electronic resource)

Hallucinations, Oliver Sacks, (electronic resource)

Label
Hallucinations
Title
Hallucinations
Statement of responsibility
Oliver Sacks
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 thousands of years have used hallucinogenic compounds to achieve them. As a young doctor in California in the 1960s, Oliver Sacks had both a personal and a professional interest in psychedelics. These, along with his early migraine experiences, launched a lifelong investigation into the varieties of hallucinatory experience. Here, with his usual elegance, curiosity, and compassion, Dr. Sacks weaves together stories of his patients and of his own mind-altering experiences to illuminate what hallucinations tell us about the organization and structure of our brains, how they have influenced every culture's folklore and art, and why the potential for hallucination is present in us all, a vital part of the human condition
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-2015
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sacks, Oliver
Dewey number
616.89
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC553.H3
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hallucinations and illusions
  • Perceptual disorders
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • SCIENCE
  • PSYCHOLOGY & PSYCHIATRY
  • Hallucinations and illusions
  • Perceptual disorders
Label
Hallucinations, Oliver Sacks, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Silent multitudes : Charles Bonnet syndrome -- The prisoners cinema : sensory deprivation -- A few nanograms of wine : hallucinatory smells -- Hearing things -- The illusions of Parkinsonism -- Altered states -- Patterns : visual migraine -- The sacred disease : epileptic auras -- Bisected : hallucinations in the half-field -- Delirious -- On the threshold of sleep -- Narcolepsy and night hags -- The haunted mind -- Doppelgangers : hallucinating oneself -- Phantoms, shadows, and sensory ghosts
Control code
ocn786426516
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307957252
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00173115
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
5E8EEF3B-890F-470D-8A9D-A0D5B7AE27FC
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o786426516
  • (OCoLC)786426516
Label
Hallucinations, Oliver Sacks, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Silent multitudes : Charles Bonnet syndrome -- The prisoners cinema : sensory deprivation -- A few nanograms of wine : hallucinatory smells -- Hearing things -- The illusions of Parkinsonism -- Altered states -- Patterns : visual migraine -- The sacred disease : epileptic auras -- Bisected : hallucinations in the half-field -- Delirious -- On the threshold of sleep -- Narcolepsy and night hags -- The haunted mind -- Doppelgangers : hallucinating oneself -- Phantoms, shadows, and sensory ghosts
Control code
ocn786426516
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307957252
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00173115
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
5E8EEF3B-890F-470D-8A9D-A0D5B7AE27FC
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o786426516
  • (OCoLC)786426516

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