Seeing when you're blind

Hear stories from everyday people who are blind but experience phantom images brought on by Charles Bonnet Syndrome ⎮29 min listen

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Charles Bonnet Syndrome is sometimes called the ‘plaything of the brain’ for the blind and visually impaired. The syndrome isn’t associated with mental illness or dementia, yet people with it are able to ‘see’ things - like little wriggling children in pink and white pyjamas, or a goat riding on a bike through their lounge room. Learn more about this syndrome in Seeing when you're blind.


Mary Lovett

Ross Brown

Anne-Gabrielle Thompson

Assoc. Prof. Chris Plummer, Neurologist, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne

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Charles Bonnet Syndrome Foundation

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