Episode 9 – Visual Hallucinations; or You’re not crazy

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Dr. Oliver Sacks holding a model of a brain and sitting by a piano
After a brief hiatus due to life, Blind Inspirationcast is back!

In this episode Colleen Connor is joined by 2 friends, Kelly Verdon and Cheryl Cordingley, to discuss a “Ted Talk” they watched on visual hallucinations. The lecture is given by Oliver Sacks. They delve into some of the science behind these hallucination, called Charles Bone Syndrome, and discuss the main points of the lecture, including the differences between visual and psychotic hallucinations. These hallucinations by definition only occur in people who are blind or visually impaired. These particular hallucinations are not symptoms of any sort of mental disorder, and if you experience these, you should tell your doctor.

Have you or someone you know ever experienced visual hallucinations? Email or comment below.

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