Alice in Wonderland syndrome (AIWS for short) is where objects, and even parts of the body, can appear to be much smaller or much bigger than they really are. These impressions of distorted size can last for many minutes, and … Continue reading
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Blinding headaches are just one symptom of migraines. Confusingly, and worryingly for anyone who is experiencing one for the first time, a blinding headache is also a key symptom of a stroke. Migraines and strokes are both neurovascular disorders, and … Continue reading
The majority of migraines sufferers do not experience migraines with aura, but around 25% of migraine sufferers do. A migraine aura usually lasts less than an hour, and commonly involves (with 99% of aura sufferers experiencing it) visual disturbances such … Continue reading
Approximately 25-30% of migraine sufferers experience migraine with aura. This means that before the headache phase of their migraine attack they are subject to around 30 to 60 minutes of symptoms such as seeing stars, blurry vision, odd tingling in … Continue reading
As with a lot of questions surrounding migraine and the causes of migraine, scientists can’t say for certain what the answer is. There are generally accepted theories though, and the most popular of these when it comes to migraine aura … Continue reading
But wait a minute…. There’s a good kind of migraine aura? Why didn’t we know about this before?
Karl Spencer Lashley was a prominent psychologist and behaviourist between the 1930s and 50s. He also happened to suffer from migraines with aura. Although primarily his research focused on locating which areas in the brain were responsible for learning and … Continue reading