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Hallucinations opened my eyes to a whole world of phenomena, which Oliver Sacks explores through a combination of neuroscience and case study. Some, like phantom limbs, were fascinatingly unfamiliar. Others, like the hypnagogic hallucinations associated with falling asleep, were exciting because they were so familiar—I'd experienced them myself without having a name for them or realizing how common they are. Throughout this book, Sacks simultaneously exposes his readers to the wildest extremes of perception and points out the experiences we all have in common, though we might not know it.
Elizabeth Cox, TED-Ed Team
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