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Hallucinations

Author: Oliver W Sacks; Dan Woren
Publisher: New York, NY : Random House Audio, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Sound Recording, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver W Sacks; Dan Woren
ISBN: 9780307967329 0307967328
OCLC Number: 803899099
Notes: Title from container.
Compact disc.
Duration: 10:00:00.
Performer(s): Read by Dan Woren ; introduction read by the author.
Description: 8 sound discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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 --
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.
Responsibility: Oliver Sacks.

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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.

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