Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Cave and the Church: Writing on Walls

What started this line of thought was my recent post about prehistoric cave art. Neurologist Oliver Sacks has suggested that perhaps some cave art was inspired by visual hallucinations resulting from by sight loss. This is just one of a … Continue reading

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How Was It For Me? My First Focus Group

Today I went to a focus group at my hospital. Listening to patient stories and learning from them is a hot topic in the National Health Service, and rightly so. A service user will always have some insight that the … Continue reading

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Look Right, Look Left: Observing Visually Impaired Drivers

I’m signed up to receive internet alerts on various topics related to visual disorders. One is homonymous hemianopia. For anyone who doesn’t know, homonymous hemianopia – HH – means blindness on one side, the result of damage to the visual … Continue reading

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There’s a Cave Bear Close Behind Me and It’s Treading on My Tale: Were Prehistoric Painters Hallucinating?

The photograph above shows a cave bear tooth that I’ve had it for years and keep by my bedside, as a sort of talisman I suppose, but also as a link to the past and the world in which our … Continue reading

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Yesterday I Went To The Eye Clinic Again

St Lucy, patron saint of eye conditions (click to see the detail) Yesterday I went to the eye clinic again. This was a sixth-month-on review of my visual rehabilitation following a stroke. I spent a long time in the clinic … Continue reading

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