Sunday, 3 December 2017

What hallucination reveals about our minds - Oliver Sacks



  1. We see and think out of our ‘heart’ – Bible says. Can hear-with, too. Heart = our deepest most-central being/us. The final go-back deep roots. Claims we will and choose, underneath and in combination, with our minds. Balance shifts and capacities vary. Bang on the brain or physical deterioration, things might shift. Making ‘all in our heads’ as the final frontier understandable, if no-God/like-Jesus. Interesting stories and searching from Sacks. Cannot explain and makes me want to wonder and try. More Jordan Peterson like. Try to understand along, a start. Gotta proper listen. Is that with my... or..?

  2. I remember waking around London once and I came to a road my mum used to take me down in a taxi when I was about five years old. I went down it often at that time but I moved from inner London when I was about 6 years old. When I came across the road again - which was very distinctive as it was a Y shaped road which split into two and had a triangular Y shaped shop on the corner - I was instantly transported back in time and the feelings, memories, and even the smells of the place back then all came back to me as if I was back there in time again. I was amazed at how my memory still had an exact copy of the time in my head, so exact that even all the wonderful and interesting smells of the time came back to me as well. It was as if I had been transported back in time. It was a wonderful experience and I was so happy going back to a time where everything was so magnificent, grand, and awesome because I was so young.

    When I decided to travel to to London to visit that street some weeks later the effect of going back in time did not occur so well, sadly. Still, I wonder if my brain has exact memories of everything I experienced as a young child. That's amazing.

    1. Many thanks for this interesting recollection.

      - Aangirfan