TLS Review of Oliver Sacks’s Hallucinations

It is evident that [hallucinations] involve a top-down shaping – and sense-making – activity of the mind, which eludes the kinds of understanding available to currently fashionable reductionist accounts of the conscious mind as identical with neural activity, seen ultimately as the effects in a material brain wired into its environment of causative material events impinging on sense endings.


–  Oliver Sacks on drugs by Raymond Talllis