The brain and illusions
25.0K views | +4 today
Follow
The brain and illusions
What can illusions teach us about the brain?
Curated by Gerald Carey
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

Frontal brain wrinkle linked to hallucinations - BBC News

Frontal brain wrinkle linked to hallucinations - BBC News | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Scientists say a particular fold at the front of the brain tends to be shorter in those schizophrenia patients who experience hallucinations.
Gerald Carey's insight:

New observations about this part of the brain and correlation with those people that experience hallucinations.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

When intensive care is just too intense

When intensive care is just too intense | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
The treatment patients receive usually works but many are left with deep psychological scars, writes Vaughan Bell
Gerald Carey's insight:

An interesting article on some of the disturbing psychological effects of being in intensive care. "Puffins jumping out of curtains, firing blood from guns..." was one example.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

A half hour of hallucinations

A half hour of hallucinations | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
I'm on the latest PLOS Mind the Brain podcast discussing the science of hallucinations with the inimitable Ruchir Shah. We cover everything from the experience of 'hearing voices' and its relation ...
Gerald Carey's insight:

Vaughan Bell is worth following if you are interested in alternative views on psychology. Here he is featured on a podcast about halucinations.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

10 of the Most Surprising Findings from Psychological Studies

10 of the Most Surprising Findings from Psychological Studies | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Psychology has a reputation for being the science of common sense, or a field that simply confirms things we already know about ourselves.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

American Sleep Association

The American Sleep Association (ASA) is an international organization dedicated to increasing awareness about sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs syndrome (RLS), parasomnias, and narcolepsy.

This article makes clear the difference between hallucinations, illusions and dreams.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

Phantom Melodies Yield Real Clues to Brain’s Workings

Phantom Melodies Yield Real Clues to Brain’s Workings | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Studying the brain of a woman who hallucinates piano melodies may help researchers understand how the mind make sense of the world.
Gerald Carey's insight:

This is something I haven't heard off - music hallucinations. The music is quite vivid but heard in the head of the sufferer.  It can be damped down whilst listening to other music. This is the basis of this study.

more...
CogFit-Quest's curator insight, February 20, 2014 7:48 PM

Fascinating!

Sandy Spencer's curator insight, February 20, 2014 10:46 PM

A fascinating article for sure!

Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

What's it like to hear voices that aren't there?

What's it like to hear voices that aren't there? | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Gerald Carey's insight:

An interesting take on hearing voices (other than self-talk) and whether it really is a sign of mental illness. Some people can cope well with the voices.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

9 Simple Suggestions That Change People’s Perceptions — PsyBlog

9 Simple Suggestions That Change People’s Perceptions — PsyBlog | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Can we improve our own and other people’s lives with the simple power of suggestion?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

Sleep Paralysis: page 2

Sleep Paralysis: page 2 | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Article explores the link between sleep paralysis and illusions or, more properly, hallucinations about alien abductions

more...
melissa soriano's curator insight, February 6, 2014 6:00 PM

What is sleep paralysis?