Characterising hallucinations and the suckiest creature of all time.

Thursday, 27 October 2016 - 8:30am to 9:00am
Hallucinations can be terrifying, but what are they?

Hallucinations have been recorded for centuries both arising from illness and from consumption of certain substances, but what exactly are they? On the show this week we talk to Associate Professor Joel Pearson from UNSW about recent research that characterises hallucinations in a way that shows their origin, and a way to quantify them so they can be studied with greater accuracy. Here's a link to the video used in the study, WARNING: people who are at risk of seizures should not view this video.

Claire talks about one of the suckiest invertebrates around, the haemophagic leeches.

Lost in Science team
Thursday 8:30am to 9:00am
Entertaining news and discussion about research that has impact on society and providing a wide range of science and technology news. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.


Chris Lassig, Stuart Burns and Claire Farrugia.