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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.

The hallucinations associated with Charles Bonnet Syndrome can last for minutes or recur for _______.

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  • 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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