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How much of what you see is a hallucination? - Elizabeth Cox


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A condition called Charles Bonnet Syndrome can cause blind patients to hallucinate scenes in vivid color. fMRI studies show that these hallucinations activate the same brain areas as sight — areas that are not activated by imagination. Other hallucinations also involve the same brain areas as real sensory experiences. What's going on? Elizabeth Cox details the science of hallucinations.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Elizabeth Cox
  • Director Alessandro Durando
  • Narrator Susan Zimmerman
  • Compositor Alessandro Durando
  • Art Director Alessandro Durando
  • Animator Alessandro Durando, Giacomo D'Ancona, Silvia Bassoli, Dalila Rovazzani, Riccardo Chiara, Milena Tipaldo
  • Storyboard Artist Giacomo D'Ancona, Silvia Bassoli
  • Character Designer Giacomo D'Ancona, Silvia Bassoli
  • Composer Smider
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott, Elizabeth Cox
  • Fact-Checker Laura Shriver

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