Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I never knew I was in Wonderland, but Wikipedia cured my ignorance

You are having a fever/migrane/headache. You lie down on your bed. After a while, you fall into a dreamlike state where, although you can see everything around you, your sense of size, height, and depth perception is warped. You see that your pillow is the size of your house, and your bed is the size of your hand. Your body parts look different because their proportions have been warped. Your left hand is twice the size of your right and your body is half the size of your legs. You see out of your room. The distance to the door used to be a few paces, now looks like a kilometer in length. You look at your (giant) pillow and touch it. What was once smooth and comforting is now coarse and hard. You listen for outside sounds and hear nothing. You try to speak, and your voice sounds VERY different. Occasionally, you hallucinate. You finally fall into a deep, but fitful sleep. You awake and, to your relief, the world is normal.
Have you ever experienced any incident like that before? If you have, you have a syndrome called....... *cue in dramatic music*............. Alice in Wonderland Syndrome (AIWS) or Todd's syndrome. It is a temporary condition associated with migranes, brain tumours, and psychoactive drugs. The person affected by this condition may experience micropsia and macropsia and sensory distortion. This condition is usually present only in children with most of us growing out of it in our teens (probably because we are too sacarstic to believe that our pillow is acutally the size of our house XD)
I used to have this syndrome when I was a child, but never really knew what it was. It used to be a very annnoying event every time I caught the fever. Today, I was scanning through psychology in Wikipedia when this like popped up. Alice in Wonderland Syndrome (?) Weird.... So, yeah, the result of reading that article is my first blogpost for 2010....

5 comments:

Joshua of Tyatora said...

Long live the nearly omni-scient, ever-present on every google search, Wikipedia! :) Even though it is unbacked by evidnece, meaningless, unreliable, made by a bunch of fellas with little else better to do! :)

BLCS93 said...

LOL :)
Well, Josh, if you have Peter Pan Syndrome, kindly tell me. I will put it on Wikipedia for you and with your name as the first ever recorded case of PPS :) LOL!!!
BTW, Don't insult Tim Sim's wife :)

Joshua of Tyatora said...

Liew or Sim??? :)

BLCS93 said...

Dude, read the abouve..... SIM la!!!! LOL

Joshua of Tyatora said...

Haha...