Brain Stimulation Creates "Shadow Person"

Discussion of auditory hallucinations in the normal population.
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Fisherman
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Brain Stimulation Creates "Shadow Person"

Post by Fisherman » Thu Sep 21, 2006 7:09 am

Interesting article which reminds me of the brain stimulation experiments which caused patients to hear voices.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14928373

Learning more about these "other" parts of our psyche might lead to new ways to help people suffering from disorders such as schizophrenia. We all have these "other" parts whether we are aware of them or not. We should try and make friends with them.

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Post by SmooveB » Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:39 pm

This reminds me of the research of Dr. Antonio Damasio, et al who relies on similar data in his theories of feelings in the brain. Though his books (pop science) leave much to be desired in theoretical and argumentative terms, his laundry lists of studies may interest you.

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Post by godmemes » Sat Dec 30, 2006 5:08 am

Dr. Michael A. Persinger,who wrote the foreward to Reflections on the Dawn of Consciousness: Julian Jaynes's Bicameral Mind Theory Revisited, has reported doing experiments in which he has elicited in people, by use of magnetic fields stimulating the brain, hallucinations of a "presence."

This link is to an article that discusses this:

http://ladyscientist.com/the_ghost_in_the_machine.html
Mark Zima

My blog (essays+forum) site is godmemes.com

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