Monday, October 22, 2007

msb-0214 Auditory hallucinations

msb-0214 Auditory hallucinations


Feedback comes first, so...

I am still unemployed and looking for anything that will pay the freight... (Some advertisers would be nice. [Think of everything you use in your day to help you cope with your MS. Now think of everything somebody else uses. I seriously doubt that there's a 100% overlap. MS expresses itself as a very individualistic disease. {And if you're the manufacturer of some good, drug or therapy, how do you solicit feed back effectively, and how do you get the word out that you've got a new good, drug or therapy to MSers?}])

Since people are people, and new listeners are likely to hear this after their initial hearing of an episode later on. when they go back and pickup my old shows, welcome to anyone whose reached this podcast "after" November first.

My ad will be running in "Momentum" in a few weeks, (my new listeners have probably seen it,) and I hope to grow a bit because of it.

---- "Pornographer's Dream" by: "Suzanne Vega"

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---- "Betty" by: "Miles Partridge"

Feed Me comes third, so...

Do you have a therapy, product, good or service that is of interest to MSers?

Consider advertising on this podcast.

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It can/should lead to a full ad, in text, audio or video, which costs $3.00 per download.

That sounds expensive until you do the math and realize that if nobody downloads it it costs you nothing, unlike print, where you often can't even get an ad in to the specialized journals, or radio or TV where you'd just be wasting your money with the 0.0833% MSers rate of return. (That's about six times "below" the level of "statistical noise".)

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---- "Betty Betty Ride That Hog" by: "Nathan Wiley"


I woke up this morning to the strains of "Khachaturian's" "Saber Dance" ringing faintly and distantly in my ears.

Turned out to be just an air conditioner's fan across the building's courtyard making some ringing noise, but it got me thinking about hallucinations.

How are these generated somatically?

---- "Betty" by: "new maximumdonkey"


Hallucinations are things perceived but not felt.

They don't have a trigger sensation based on a physical reality.

They are internally generated, like phantom pain, a kind of which is experienced by some MSers, if not most of us.

The definition of phantom anything is usually concerned with sensations reported by missing or amputated limbs or other body parts, but we MSers can report many kinds of these which have nothing to do with amputation.

Its worse than plain old itching as this is usually a reaction to some irritant which may or may not be related to a dermatological insult.

Not to mention it usually doesn't respond to any sort of scratching, specially if its a song that we can't wipe from our consciousness or not quite make out.

These kinds of phantoms are a whole lot subtler and can manifest themselves in a whole lot of very tenuous ways.

This is the incoming side of the equation, as opposed to spasticity, which is what happens when we use the same frayed cables called our nervous system in the other direction, to effect motion.

---- "Betty" by: "The Lascivious Biddies"


Phantom pain, like auditory hallucinations, unintentional "trompe l'oeuil" and occasional synesthesia, are destined to plague the nervous systems of MSers, on and off, but they do provide unintended richness to those people who can appreciate them.

I guess I'm no closer to answering the question as posed, but I've put it out there for some researcher to answer, or try to...

---- "Betty" by: "Derek Clegg"


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