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Title:
Hallucinations (MP3)
Written by:
Oliver Sacks 
Read by:
Oliver SacksDan Woren 
Format:
Unabridged MP3 CD Audio Book 
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Duration:
9 hours 50 minutes 
MP3 size:
406 MB 
Published:
April 28 2019 
Available Date:
April 28 2019 
Age Category:
Adult 
ISBN:
9781529011920 
Genres:
Non-fiction; Medicine; Psychology; Science & Technology 
Publisher:
Bolinda/Macmillan audio 
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The king of pop-neurology reveals how hallucinations are not limited to the insane and what mind-altering experiences reveal about our brains.

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. 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. In Hallucinations, with his usual elegance, curiosity and compassion, Dr Oliver Sacks weaves together stories of his patients and of his own mind-altering experiences to illuminate what hallucinations tell us about the organisation 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.

'Affable, affectionate, respectful and smart, Sacks could be the David Attenborough of the human mind.’
The Independent on Sunday

'An enthralling, often guiltily comic insight into the pecularities the brain can conjure.'
Irish Examiner

'Sacks is at his most engaging when he brings the ostensibly strange into the realm of normality ... This is where Sacks triumphs.'
Daily Telegraph