Friday, 22 October 2010

Alice Syndrome


Alice Syndrome by ~feathereyelashes on deviantART

Waaaah I feel like ive been neglecting my photography way to much. :sad:

Because of my new job depending on what shift i have depends on how tired or time ill have to do more art sadly. But i found some time today to do this idea thats been in my head for a while. :love:

This piece is based on Alice in Wonderland syndrome, yes this is a real condition. Wiki explains that...

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"Alice in Wonderland syndrome (AIWS, named after the novel written by Lewis Carroll), also known as Todd's syndrome is a disorienting neurological condition which affects human perception. Sufferers may experience micropsia, macropsia, and/or size distortion of other sensory modalities. A temporary condition, it is often associated with migraines, brain tumors, and the use of psychoactive drugs."

"Eye components are entirely normal. The AIWS is a result of change in perception as opposed to the eyes themselves malfunctioning. The hallmark sign of AIWS is a migraine (AIWS may in part be caused by the migraine).[citation needed] AIWS affects the sufferer's sense of vision, sensation, touch and hearing, as well as one's own body image.

The most prominent and often most disturbing symptom is that of altered body image: the sufferer will find that they are confused as to the size and shape of parts of (or all of) their body.

The eyes themselves are normal, but the sufferer 'sees' objects with the wrong size or shape and/or finds that perspective is incorrect. This can mean that people, cars, buildings, etc. look smaller or larger than they should be, or that distances look incorrect; for example a corridor may appear to be very long, or the ground may appear too close.

In addition, some people may experience more intense and overt hallucinations, seeing things that are not there and misinterpreting events and situations in conjunction with a high fever."

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Its just so fascinating im such a nerd for mental and human abnormalities, because i could research them for hours to understand them better.

Ill try to get round everyones submissions and comments soon :love: much love

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