Feeling Like Alice in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll, a migraineur, may himself have had the syndrome that was later named after his fictional character, Alice. Sufferers experience their surroundings as very small. Also called Todd’s Syndrome, the phenomenon is thought to be a type of aura.

The New York Times Well Blog has a nice little article about this:

“Alice in Wonderland Syndrome is not an optical problem or a hallucination. Instead, it is most likely caused by a change in a portion of the brain, likely the parietal lobe, that processes perceptions of the environment. Some specialists consider it a type of aura, a sensory warning preceding a migraine. And the doctors confirmed that it usually goes away by adulthood.”

From The New York Times:

I Had Alice in Wonderland Syndrome


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