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“What Hallucination Reveals About Our Minds.” TED2009. Feb. 2009. Conference Presentation.
Source: "What Hallucination Reveals About Our Minds." TED2009. Feb. 2009. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from neurologist and author Oliver Sacks' 2009 TED Talk on Charles Bonnet syndrome, a condition in which someone losing their vision experiences visual hallucinations. In this quote, Sacks is pointing out the differences between psychotic hallucinations -- hallucinations resulting from a psychiatric condition -- and hallucinations resulting from Charles Bonnet syndrome. Unlike hallucinations related to Charles Bonnet syndrome, psychotic hallucinations are menacing and interactive. Watch the full TED Talk here: Oliver Sacks - What Hallucination Reveals About Our Minds