Big Picture Science – Thinking About Thinking: Anil Ananthaswamy / Brain Disorders

by Gary Niederhoff on November 9, 2015

Thinking About Thinking – Brain Disorders
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Part 4 of Thinking About Thinking, featuring Anil Ananthaswamy, science journalist, correspondent for “New Scientist,” and author of The Man Who Wasn’t There: Investigations into the Strange New Science of the Self.

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avatar Robyn November 17, 2015 at 9:24 pm

I listened to a CD that prompted outer body experiences with the help of sound waves. After many times of listening to the CD, I felt like I was “out of body” 24/7. It essentially drove me a bit crazy, I lost it, and I ended up jumping out of a 6 story window. (Maybe i thought I would have another OBE?)

i am very curious about how the brain shifts during an OBE. I vaguely remember a neuropsychiatrist telling me that it was related to schizophrenia. Is this correct?

avatar Robyn November 17, 2015 at 9:27 pm

Also, I have had TBI, traumatic brain injury, for the past 10 years, but I have wonderful health. I am currently making A’s in graduate courses, and have been accepted to a highly competitive internship. Is it possible that my brain has completely rewired itself??

Also, I am on anti-seizure medication so have not had one in at least 5 years, but when I did have seizures, I would hear a deep, critical voice before passing out. Is there a medical explanation for this?

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