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What hallucination reveals about our minds: Oliver Sacks on TED.com

Posted By Shanna Carpenter

Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks brings our attention to Charles Bonnett syndrome — when visually impaired people experience lucid hallucinations. He describes the experiences of his patients in heartwarming detail and walks us through the biology of this under-reported phenomenon. (Recorded at TED2009, in Long Beach, California. Duration: 18:48) Twitter URL: http://on.ted.com/39 Watch Oliver Sacks’ […]


TED2009 minutes from Erik Hersman: Oliver Sacks on hallucinations

Posted By Tedstaff

The ever busy Ethan Zuckerman has had to give the reins over to fellow blogger, Erik Hersman today as he accepts an award in Denver. As implausible as it may seem, Erik is as timely and productive as Ethan. Not convinced? Here’s an excerpt from his first blog of the day on Oliver Sacks: “We […]


WSF report: Oliver Sacks, Abyssinian choir on music

Posted By Tedstaff

Photo of Dr. Calvin O. Butts III, acknowledging Jim Gates and Stephon Alexander at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, as part of the World Science Festival, NYC. From entropybound‘s flickr set (and check out his blog). TED’s Marla Mitchnick reports from the Saturday night blockbuster “Music and the Brain,” held at the Abyssinian Baptist Church and […]