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Hallucinations
Hallucinations | Oliver Sacks
Hallucinations, for most people, imply madness. But there are many different types of non-psychotic hallucination caused by various illnesses or injuries, by intoxication--even, for many people, by falling sleep. From the elementary geometrical shapes that we see when we rub our eyes to the complex swirls and blind spots and zigzags of a visual migraine, hallucination takes many forms. At a higher level, hallucinations associated with the altered states of consciousness that may come with sensory deprivation or certain brain disorders can lead to religious epiphanies or conversions. Drawing on a wealth of clinical examples from his own patients as well as historical and literary descriptions, Oliver Sacks investigates the fundamental differences and similarities of these many sorts of hallucinations, what they say 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.
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Meghan2213
Hallucinations | Oliver Sacks
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So excited to read all of these books!!! Successful library trip🙃

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 9mo
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emilyhaldi
Hallucinations | Oliver Sacks
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Neurologist Oliver Sacks wants to #fixyou.. and has dedicated his life to doing so. I am fascinated by his life and career and his books focus on mind blowing neurological quirks and disorders 🤯
#anglophileapril

Mdargusch Hmmm. I need to check this one out! 9mo
Cinfhen Still haven‘t read any of his books 🙈 9mo
Reviewsbylola I liked the one Sacks I read! 9mo
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Stephykitten
Hallucinations | Oliver Sacks
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I've never thought about it that way 😉😆

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Rachel.Rencher
Hallucinations | Oliver Sacks
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My copy of Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks is signed! Needless to say, I geeked out when I noticed it. 🤓🤓

ptkpepe98 Are you sure you're not hallucinating?😉🤔 2y
MimiLovesToRead I don't see anything. 😃 2y
Rachel.Rencher @ptkpepe98 @MimiLovesToRead should have expected this response. Thanks, guys 😂😂 2y
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arlenefinnigan @MimiLovesToRead hahahahahaha! 😂 2y
Lucas.Rencher It was really cool and unexpected find 😙 2y
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eringreeno
Hallucinations | Oliver Sacks
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Have you ever, when believing yourself to be completely awake, had a vivid impression of seeing or being touched by a living being or inanimate object, or of hearing a voice, which impression, as far as you could discover, was not due to an external physical cause?

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Lindseyastin
Hallucinations | Oliver Sacks
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Bailedbailed

I feel bad bailing on this one, especially since it's an interesting topic, but for some reason could not get into it. I've never read an Oliver Sacks book but always enjoyed his stories on Radiolab. I did this as an audiobook though and could be a case of just having a not-great reader. Maybe I'll try this again later as a book-book.

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Lindseyastin
Hallucinations | Oliver Sacks
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I haven't read an Oliver Sacks book before, so thought I'd give this one a spin!

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emilyhaldi
Hallucinations | Oliver Sacks
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Just received a package of goodies I ordered for #summersantagoespostal but ofcourse I had to throw a book in for myself too 😉

I've been obsessed with Oliver Sacks ever since reading Insomniac City. Anyone have a favorite book of his??

ValerieAndBooks I like Sacks and my favorite is Seeing Voices, because it is about Deaf culture and ASL (I'm Deaf myself). 3y
Jess Hallucinations. Love this one. Enjoy. 3y
Reviewsbylola It's impossible to not sneak in a book or two for yourself. 3y
IamIamIam I started The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat but it's not exactly bedtime reading!! Lol 3y
sisilia I love his last book On the Move. I have all his other books on my pile, and hope to read them all soon. 3y
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violabrain
Hallucinations | Oliver Sacks
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I am an avid Oliver Sacks fan, so it's no surprise I like this book. The surprising thing to me was that when I finished, I came away with the notion that hallucinations are a normal part of human existence and wondered why I didn't have them! :)

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danx
Hallucinations | Oliver Sacks
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I found this book abandoned on the side of the road. Started it on the way back up from Wellington during our NZ trip and made for good flight reading (I also watched the movie Captain Fantastic which was amazeballs).

I now want to deprive all of my senses, wear blindfolds for days and experience vivid visions.

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Heatheringheights
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Pickpick

Interesting anecdotes and broad neurological explanations for a variety of hallucination types and triggers in "normal" people. A little repetitive at the end, but an enjoyable overview of a phenomena that is more common, predictable, and universal than one might think. Discovered that "hallucinatory behaviors" have been observed in animals, like Fenrir, who was most keen to learn of this matter. #nonfiction #dogsoflitsy #science

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Heatheringheights
Hallucinations | Oliver Sacks
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Sounds like my kind of man... #ithinkimadeyouupinsidemyhead

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KatrinaRose
Hallucinations | Oliver Sacks
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I must be hallucinating to think that I can finish all these before they're due at the library Sunday 😹😿 #sendhelp #callinsick?

bates_barb Are any of them renewable? 😊 3y
BittersweetBooks I have similar issues! I highly recommend The Marriage Plot, really good. 3y
ChasingOm 😳😳😳 3y
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KatrinaRose @bates_barb Yes but I like a challenge 😉 @BittersweetBooks I can't wait to get to it! 3y
bates_barb @KatrinaRose I can get behind a challenge, I just always organize piles like that by starting with any that can't be renewed, and going from there. 😄 3y
Suet624 Yikes! 3y
rubyslippersreads Power reading! 😹😹😹 3y
minkyb On your mark, get set, go!!!! Good luck. 3y
Bostonmomx2 Ambitious for sure!! ❤️ Robyn Carr. 3y
Tillie Read the Joshua Ferris! So good! 3y
zsuzsanna_reads I have read Hallucinations and the Marriage Plot, they're both good. 3y
zsuzsanna_reads Although by this time you must have read / renewed them! 3y
KatrinaRose @zsuzsanna_reads Yes somehow I got through them (some were bails)! I loved The Marriage Plot! 3y
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m.galehuxley
Hallucinations | Oliver Sacks
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Oliver Sacks knew how to make everything he wrote about very interesting and accessible. I hope I enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed An Anthropologist on Mars. If you look closely, you can see my sweet pup peeking out. I miss that sassy dog.

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m.galehuxley
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Two of the books I picked up on my visit to England. I didn't know that Sacks quoted Devils of Loudun in Hallucinations until I began reading about the books. I've been a fan of Huxley for a long time, but I've never been a fan of nonfiction, unless it was the literary journalism style that became popular in the 1960s. I loved an An Anthropologist on Mars, so I'm excited to start reading!

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VeryLazyDaisy
Hallucinations | Oliver Sacks
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I didn't find the Sacks I was looking for, but I did find some other things. Do you ever just want to start at one end of the library and read your way through, not stopping until you make it to the last shelf?

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emtobiasz
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Pickpick

Man, Oliver Sacks is fascinating, even if I try to diagnose myself with all the neurological conditions. Having hallucinations doesn't *necessarily* mean that you're crazy or on drugs, but as Dr. Sacks himself testifies, that's one means to an end.

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abhisynthe
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I had little idea about the myriad ways in which one hallucinates, be it audio, tactile, visual and even sensual or emotional. This book might've gained fame due to sacks drug revelations , but offers much more. He also details migraine auras which I particularly related to.

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