Oliver Sacks talks about what hallucination tells us about the brain

It’s windy today, and cold.  Well, not as much as it will be soon, but there’s a notable fall chill.  It feels like a learning kind of day.  In fact, I have my first arts reporting class tonight, and I’ve been reading about obituaries all day.

And while drinking coffee at my desk, I came across this lovely little gem of a TED talk.

This is from the fellow that wrote the book “Awakenings,” which became the movie, starring Robin Williams.

He talks about hallucinations among the visually impaired, and what we learn about the science of the mind from studying this relatively common phenomenon.

High quality stuff.