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Fire in the Brain
Clinical Tales of Hallucination
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Author(s) :
Ronald K. Siegel
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Edition(s) at Erowid :
1992(hb,1st ed,fine/vg-)
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Dutton (Penguin Books)
"There is no one around who knows more about hallucinations than Ronald K. Siegel, and I am delighted that, in Fire in the Brain, he has now given us richly human narratives of all the varieties of hallucinatory experience -- from the hallucinations induced by neurological conditions, sleep deprivation, and drugs, to the imaginary companions of childhood. These 'clinical tales' are extremely vivid and moving and compelling, and I think they show the ecology of hallucination as a purely experimental (or phenomenological) work cannot. Dr. Siegel has written an intensely interesting and worthwhile book -- I know of no other quite like it."
-- Oliver Sacks, author of Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat