Hallucinations Topics for Discussion

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In the novel, Sacks discusses several types of hallucinations, stemming from a variety of causes, including blindness, loss of a loved one, and many others. Choose three causes of hallucinations in the novel, and discuss each in detail. Make sure to include how the cause of the hallucination has an impact on the type of each hallucination.

Compare and contrast simple hallucinations and complex hallucinations. What are their similarities? What are their differences? What are some of the causes of each type?

Describe in detail, what a lexical hallucination is, and how it is presented, symptomatically.

Sacks discusses several types of hallucinations related to body image, including phantom limbs, duplications of self, shadows, sensory ghosts, and others. Choose two types of hallucinations dealing with body image, and discuss them in detail. What are some of their causes? Their symptoms? What does Sacks suggest each...

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