Hallucinations

Hallucinations
Author : Oliver Sacks
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Total Pages : 336
Release : 2012-11-08
ISBN 10 : 9781447237228
ISBN 13 : 1447237226
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hallucinations Book Description:

Have you ever seen something that wasn't really there? Heard someone call your name in an empty house? Sensed someone following you and turned around to find nothing? Hallucinations don't belong wholly to the insane. Much more commonly, they are linked to sensory deprivation, intoxication, illness, or injury. In some conditions, hallucinations can lead to religious epiphanies or even the feeling of leaving one's own body. Humans have always sought such life-changing visions, and for thousands of years have used hallucinogenic compounds to achieve them. In Hallucinations, with his usual elegance, curiosity, and compassion, Dr Oliver Sacks weaves together stories of his patients and of his own mind-altering experiences to illuminate what hallucinations tell us 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, a vital part of the human condition.

The Neuroscience of Hallucinations

The Neuroscience of Hallucinations
Author : Renaud Jardri
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 566
Release : 2012-09-25
ISBN 10 : 9781461441212
ISBN 13 : 1461441218
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neuroscience of Hallucinations Book Description:

Hallucinatory phenomena have held the fascination of science since the dawn of medicine, and the popular imagination from the beginning of recorded history. Their study has become a critical aspect of our knowledge of the brain, making significant strides in recent years with advances in neuroimaging, and has established common ground among what normally are regarded as disparate fields. The Neuroscience of Hallucinations synthesizes the most up-to-date findings on these intriguing auditory, visual, olfactory, gustatory, and somatosensory experiences, from their molecular origins to their cognitive expression. In recognition of the wide audience for this information among the neuroscientific, medical, and psychology communities, its editors bring a mature evidence base to highly subjective experience. This knowledge is presented in comprehensive detail as leading researchers across the disciplines ground readers in the basics, offer current cognitive, neurobiological, and computational models of hallucinations, analyze the latest neuroimaging technologies, and discuss emerging interventions, including neuromodulation therapies, new antipsychotic drugs, and integrative programs. Among the topics covered: Hallucinations in the healthy individual. A pathophysiology of transdiagnostic hallucinations including computational and connectivity modeling. Molecular mechanisms of hallucinogenic drugs. Structural and functional variations in the hallucinatory brain in schizophrenia. The neurodevelopment of hallucinations. Innovations in brain stimulation techniques and imaging-guided therapy. Psychiatrists, neurologists, neuropsychologists, cognitive neuroscientists, clinical psychologists, and pharmacologists will welcome The Neuroscience of Hallucinations as a vital guide to the current state and promising future of their shared field.

Hallucinations

Hallucinations
Author : Jan Dirk Blom
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 426
Release : 2011-12-21
ISBN 10 : 9781461409595
ISBN 13 : 1461409594
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hallucinations Book Description:

The work aims to provide an overview of the field of contemporary hallucinations research. It will consist of 28 chapters, the writing of which will be put out to international experts specialized in the specific fields at hand. The work aims to be unique, in that it intends to cover many different types of hallucination, and to approach the subject matter from four different perspectives, i.e., conceptual, phenomenological, neuroscientific, and therapeutic.

A Dictionary of Hallucinations

A Dictionary of Hallucinations
Author : Jan Dirk Blom
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 553
Release : 2009-12-08
ISBN 10 : 9781441912237
ISBN 13 : 1441912231
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dictionary of Hallucinations Book Description:

A Dictionary of Hallucinations is designed to serve as a reference manual for neuroscientists, psychiatrists, psychiatric residents, psychologists, neurologists, historians of psychiatry, general practitioners, and academics dealing professionally with concepts of hallucinations and other sensory deceptions.

Hallucinations

Hallucinations
Author : Ronald K. Siegel
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages : 322
Release : 1975
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015034823537
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hallucinations Book Description:

The Neuroscience of Visual Hallucinations

The Neuroscience of Visual Hallucinations
Author : Daniel Collerton
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages : 368
Release : 2015-02-23
ISBN 10 : 9781118731703
ISBN 13 : 1118731700
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neuroscience of Visual Hallucinations Book Description:

Each year, some two million people in the United Kingdom experience visual hallucinations. Infrequent, fleeting visual hallucinations, often around sleep, are a usual feature of life. In contrast, consistent, frequent, persistent hallucinations during waking are strongly associated with clinical disorders; in particular delirium, eye disease, psychosis, and dementia. Research interest in these disorders has driven a rapid expansion in investigatory techniques, new evidence, and explanatory models. In parallel, a move to generative models of normal visual function has resolved the theoretical tension between veridical and hallucinatory perceptions. From initial fragmented areas of investigation, the field has become increasingly coherent over the last decade. Controversies and gaps remain, but for the first time the shapes of possible unifying models are becoming clear, along with the techniques for testing these. This book provides a comprehensive survey of the neuroscience of visual hallucinations and the clinical techniques for testing these. It brings together the very latest evidence from cognitive neuropsychology, neuroimaging, neuropathology, and neuropharmacology, placing this within current models of visual perception. Leading researchers from a range of clinical and basic science areas describe visual hallucinations in their historical and scientific context, combining introductory information with up-to-date discoveries. They discuss results from the main investigatory techniques applied in a range of clinical disorders. The final section outlines future research directions investigating the potential for new understandings of veridical and hallucinatory perceptions, and for treatments of problematic hallucinations. Fully comprehensive, this is an essential reference for clinicians in the fields of the psychology and psychiatry of hallucinations, as well as for researchers in departments, research institutes and libraries. It has strong foundations in neuroscience, cognitive science, optometry, psychiatry, psychology, clinical medicine, and philosophy. With its lucid explanation and many illustrations, it is a clear resource for educators and advanced undergraduate and graduate students.

Real Hallucinations

Real Hallucinations
Author : Matthew Ratcliffe
Publisher : MIT Press
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2017-09-22
ISBN 10 : 9780262036719
ISBN 13 : 0262036711
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Real Hallucinations Book Description:

A philosophical account of the structure of experience and how it depends on interpersonal relations, developed through a study of auditory verbal hallucinations and thought insertion. In Real Hallucinations, Matthew Ratcliffe offers a philosophical examination of the structure of human experience, its vulnerability to disruption, and how it is shaped by relations with other people. He focuses on the seemingly simple question of how we manage to distinguish among our experiences of perceiving, remembering, imagining, and thinking. To answer this question, he first develops a detailed analysis of auditory verbal hallucinations (usually defined as hearing a voice in the absence of a speaker) and thought insertion (somehow experiencing one's own thoughts as someone else's). He shows how thought insertion and many of those experiences labeled as “hallucinations” consist of disturbances in a person's sense of being in one type of intentional state rather than another. Ratcliffe goes on to argue that such experiences occur against a backdrop of less pronounced but wider-ranging alterations in the structure of intentionality. In so doing, he considers forms of experience associated with trauma, schizophrenia, and profound grief. The overall position arrived at is that experience has an essentially temporal structure, involving patterns of anticipation and fulfillment that are specific to types of intentional states and serve to distinguish them phenomenologically. Disturbances of this structure can lead to various kinds of anomalous experience. Importantly, anticipation-fulfillment patterns are sustained, regulated, and disrupted by interpersonal experience and interaction. It follows that the integrity of human experience, including the most basic sense of self, is inseparable from how we relate to other people and to the social world as a whole.

Cognitive Neuropsychiatry

Cognitive Neuropsychiatry
Author : Sean A. Spence
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Total Pages : 156
Release : 2005-08-04
ISBN 10 : 1841698032
ISBN 13 : 9781841698038
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Book Description:

This special issue of Cogntive Neuropsychiatry is devoted to the problem of auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs): the experience of "hearing voices".

True Hallucinations

True Hallucinations
Author : Terence K. McKenna
Publisher : Harpercollins
Total Pages : 237
Release : 1993
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015029458257
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

True Hallucinations Book Description:

Describes the search for a mushroom that could reveal the secrets of consciousness

Hallucinations in Psychoses and Affective Disorders

Hallucinations in Psychoses and Affective Disorders
Author : Paolo Brambilla
Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 208
Release : 2018-09-12
ISBN 10 : 9783319751245
ISBN 13 : 3319751247
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hallucinations in Psychoses and Affective Disorders Book Description:

This book presents state of the art knowledge on the psychopathology, clinical symptomatology, biology, and treatment of hallucinations in patients with psychoses and affective disorders. The opening section describes and examines the origins of the hallucinatory symptoms associated with schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, and drug- or substance-induced psychoses. In addition, progress in understanding of hallucinations in children and adolescents and chronic hallucinatory disorder is reviewed, and the value of a Research Domain Criteria approach in elucidating the emergence of auditory hallucinations is explained. The biological basis of hallucinations is then closely scrutinized with reference to recent genetic research, neurochemical studies, and functional and structural neuroimaging data. Outcomes of a meta-analysis of diffusion tensor imaging studies regarding the association between white matter integrity and auditory verbal hallucinations are highlighted. The closing chapters focus on the roles of drug treatment and electric and magnetic brain stimulation techniques. The book will be of wide interest to psychiatrists and clinical psychologists.