[AUD] Jim Jenkins: Auditory hallucinations (Dan Ellis )

Subject: [AUD] Jim Jenkins: Auditory hallucinations
From:    Dan Ellis  <dpwe(at)EE.COLUMBIA.EDU>
Date:    Wed, 7 Aug 2002 21:24:34 -0400

Dear List - I enclose another personal account of vivid auditory hallucinations sent to me for the list. DAn. ------- Forwarded Message From: J3cube(at)AOL.COM Date: Wed, 7 Aug 2002 21:12:23 EDT Dear Folks: I'm not a member of the list but a friend sent me the communiques about auditory hallucinations. I thought I should contribute my personal experience. During WW II, I was a passenger in C-47s (DC-3), military aircraft given mostly to hauling freight and the like in the Southwest Pacific area. Flights were long and very noisy. I discovered I could hear music in the noise and used it as a form of entertainment. I found that I had no immediate control over the music but I could "put in a request" and a few minutes later I would often hear the music "requested" I heard a lot of choral music and popular orchestras (I was a swing fan) If one were lucky, one might have a lot of mail sacks to bed down on and the music made a very nice sendoff to dream land. I just thought it was a normal response to a very much "overdriven" sensory system trying to deal with the auditory bombardment. I am surprised to hear that it is apparently rare. Is it? Jim Jenkins James J. Jenkins Distinguished Research Professor (Retired) University of South Florida ------- End of Forwarded Message

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