He is a hallucinator, the passive victim of a wandering memory that has an autonomous, and physical, agency: "Forthwith this frame of mine was wrenched / With a woeful agony, / Which forced me to begin my tale--/And then it left me free.
The Mariner himself, in fact, operates not only as a hallucinator but as a hallucination--a "past feeling renovated," a renegade memory.
Memory is awry when language is awry; hallucinators, madmen, and somnambulists all demonstrate their disorders by speaking, reciting, or reading in ways that would seem unnatural (or supernatural), were it not for hallucination theory's account of the body as an unruly collection of imprints.
Visual hallucinations appear to predict treatment responsiveness: Measures of attention, for example, improved robustly in hallucinators
, but not other patients, Dr.
It is further suggested that paroxysmal neuroelectric activity induced by entrainment from EMs resembling neural "burst-firing" patterns can encourage widespread activation throughout the right hemisphere and incorporate various functional areas into the experience in a manner similar to that seen in chronic hallucinators
Kinetic in their body language, quebecois characters talk, eat, laugh, make love, get depressed, and then reboot the program, seemingly on a different planet from the lonely insurance adjusters, repressed office workers, and tormented hallucinators
of numerous English-Canadian movies.
had reduced activity in these regions.
These findings expand on PET data obtained from hallucinators
at times when they did not hear voices, he adds (SN: 9/9/95, p.
However, when imagining sentences in another person's voice, hallucinators showed reduced blood flow in the supplementary motor area (SMA) and the left middle temporal gyrus (MTG), the scientists report in the Sept.
Reduced blood flow in the SMA of hallucinators imagining someone else's voice may block the "mind's ear" and create a "less secure appreciation" of where the voice originated from, McGuire and his coworkers argue.