If We Could Cure Hallucinations, Should We?

11/19/12
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During the live question and answer session at Hallucinations with Oliver Sacks, Neil DeGrasse Tyson came up to the microphone and asked, “If in the future we could stop all hallucinations, would it make sense to do so?” Oliver Sacks’s answer — about the lobotomy, PTSD, epilepsy, and medicine and neuroethics — shows that the answer isn’t quite so simple.

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