The many documented cases of strange delusions and neurological syndromes can offer a window into how bizarre the brain can be.
It may seem that hallucinations are random images that appear to some individuals, or that delusions are thoughts that arise without purpose. However, in some cases, a specific brain pathway may create a particular image or delusion, and different people may experience the same hallucination.
In recent decades, with advances in brain science, researchers have started to unravel the causes of some of these conditions, while others have remained a mystery.
Here is a look at seven odd hallucinations, which show that anything is possible when the brain takes a break from reality.
1. Alice-in-Wonderland syndrome
This neurological syndrome is characterized by bizarre, distorted perceptions of time and space, similar to what Alice experienced in Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”
Patients with Alice-in-Wonderland syndrome describe seeing objects…
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