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Causes Of Illusion
Illusions are simple: Perceptual distortions, seeing things that aren't there because of low lighting, atmospheric distortion, etc. Once light is shined on the cause, the illusion disappears. Delusions are fixed patterns of thought that do not respond to reality. Hallucinations are psychotic manifestations that have little to do with reality. The latter two are usually brought on by drugs or mental illness. ...Read more
Can extreme stress, anxiety and depression cause distorted perceptions, illusions and visual hallucinations?
It can: If your neck is not proportionate in size to your traps & lats, it can give the appearance of a scrawny neck. ...Read more
Commitment: Some people are fearful of intimacy and do have a very hard time remaining close after the initial "falling in love" phase wears off. These people often have hurts from the past they have never resolved and consciously or unconsciously fear allowing anyone to close as they may fear rejection. Best wishes. ...Read more
Perception or belief: An illusion is a primarily perceptual disturbance where something looks like something else. A delusion is a fixed false belief that is not a function of misinterpretation but rather a form of preformed and self referential belief that is deeply entrenched and not connected directly to directly observable data in the outside world. ...Read more
Please tell me exercises that can help create definition around the waist, and an illusion of curves on a very slender frame?
Cardio Mix: You can not target specific areas for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more
Illusion: Fat pad is like a collar around base of penis. If you push down on fat pad at edge of penis with one thumb and pull on the glans with your other hand you will see that the penis remains its usual length. Consider a regime of diet and excercise or a prepubic lipectomy of you or your partner think something needs to be done. ...Read more
Examples: 1. Watching a tv show but tv is off = hallucination. 2. Watching a tv show and believing it is about you when it is not = delusion. 3. Watching tv and incorrectly believing that a character on the show is a relative = illusion. ...Read more
Voices: Hello. Auditory hallucinations can come in the form of voices or sounds. Illussions occur when you mistake one object for another. For instance, a person sees an electric cord and mistakes it for a snake. There is an actual object there but it is identified incorrectly. Take care. ...Read more
Exercise therapist: Kim k is a product of self publicity and a lot of photoshopping of her images. We really do not know what she looks like. To get the figure you desire is a function of your heredity, exercise program (try a gym with advice available), and diet. A carefully designed program can get you looking your best but perhaps not like the artificial kim k. ...Read more
How is that medical?: This is not the appropriate site for this question. Try reading the title again. Direct your question to a gaming site or board with fans and reviewers who would know that. ...Read more
How does caffeine affect cognition? Does it actually speed up thought or simply create an illusion that it enhances/speeds up thought?
Caffeine: Caffeine can speed up thinking processes a bit, and improve declarative memory (such as memorizing lists). But it doesn't help when it comes to creative energy -- thinking beyond basic tasks. Caffeine only increases the output and quality of your work if the work you're doing doesn't require nuanced or abstract thinking. In the process it makes you more vulnerable to stress. Hmmmm. . ...Read more
Somtimes when I sleep I wake up in the middle of the night, my body is paralyzed and I have illusions. What can I do to prevent that?
You're having episodes of sleep paralysis, which are often accompanied by hallucinations. Rare episodes are normal, and it tends to occur more often in people who are sleep-deprived.
Some narcoleptics have frequent episodes of sleep paralysis. ...Read more
Sound mind. After SinusTachycardia felt quite anxious 20 min normaly stops on own but saw fog in room was I faint? I did not faint illusion from stress?
Yes: If the pain is from the iris, and you constrict one iris, then the consensual response based on the nerves is for the other iris to constrict also and thus you can get pain in both eyes. ...Read more
What can I put in a wooden pipe to create the illusion that I am smoking tobacco, without the cancer risk?
Bubbles?: Seriously, any substance you inhale has the potential to be a carcinogen. It's not worth the risk. ...Read more
M 11-12 weeks pregnant n I m feeling baby movement since last 3 days early morning is this the movement or it just my illusion?
Probably imagination: Feeling the baby move usually occurs at 16-18 weeks. This is called quickening. Although the baby does more at 11-12 weeks it is highly unlikely you would feel it as the baby is very small. You are probably feeling gas more than anything else at this point in the pregnancy. ...Read more
Should I lie about the demented illusions I see when undergoing sleep paralysis I am afraid my doctor will think I need a physciatrist.
Be accurate & honest: Please don't. There are many types of parasomnias and frankly, obtaining an accurate medical history is very important. ...Read more
Rare: Most migraines with an effect on the visual system usually cause the same phenomenon visually in each eye (cover one then the other to detect this). A very rare spasm of vessels in one eye only causes unilateral migraine but this is rare. Test your migraine if you have another and you can find the source which is probably the occipital lobe in the brain. ...Read more
What else would you suggest for a bald man who does not want the scarring from a coronal forehead lift nor the illusion of an even higher forehead?
Low brow position: The most common scenario is that of a low brow position. Options include: a browpexy via an upper bleph incision, and brow lift via a direct incisional approach with a scar hidden in the eyebrow area, and an endoscopic brow lift, which has several small incisions in the scalp. Best to see a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss the differences in detail. ...Read more
Optical illusion effect in both eyes, random shape of blindness that grows over time, 2-3 inches In size, lasts roughly 20 min. Usually accompanied by a mild headache after, happens occasionally. Could be linked w/anxiety?
There's this thing going around the Internet about a dress that looks white/gold to some people and blue/black to others. Why does that happen? Is it an optical illusion or some eye-brain thing?
Beyond my pay grade: This article is pretty good explanation: http://www. Wired. Com/2015/02/science-one-agrees-color-dress/ ...Read more
Is illness illusion the same of obsessive compulsive? The idea of being ill by heart attack is settled in my mind. I can't get rid of it. Thanks
"Illness illusion": Some people with ocd focus on their health, becoming anxious about dire illnesses or contaminations -- but these are not the only obsessive thoughts they have. Others have high health anxiety but no other obsessions -- they might have somatoform disorders. So, "illness illusion" is not exactly the same as ocd. There is help for both conditions with cognitive behavioral therapy, though. ...Read more
BP definition.: The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body. The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain. 95% of the time, there's no one specific cause perhaps other than genetics. ...Read more