„Alice in wonderland” syndrome

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Keywords:

Alice in Wonderland syndrome, visual distortion, impaired perception of one’s own body, inversion of visual perception

Abstract

„Alice in Wonderland syndrome” is a rare neurological disorder characterized by transient distorsion of visual perception, impaired perception of one’s own body and time sometimes along with derealization and depersonalization, inversion of visual perception etc.
The syndrome is commonly seen in adolescents and children.
The symptoms of visual distortion are: micropsia – seeing objects smaller than normal, macropsia – seeing objects larger than normal, teleopsia – seeing objects more distant than they actually are, pelopsia – seeing objects closer than they actually are, inversion of visual perception, achromatopsia – lack of colour vision, partial or total body micro- or macro somatognosia, feeling of derealization, depersonalization, alteration of time perception and other. The cause of „Alice in Wonderland syndrome” is still unknown, but the syndrome is often associated with migraine, viral encephalitis, brain tumor, cerebrovascular lesions, temporal epilepsy and other. Complex neuronal functional/structural alterations including extra-striate visual cortical areas, right temporo-parietal junction, somatosensory cortical area, right insular area and other may provoke the heterogeneous symptoms of „Alice in Wonderland syndrome”.

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Published

30.12.2023

How to Cite

Cherninkova, S., & Zhelyazkova, S. (2023). „Alice in wonderland” syndrome. Bulgarian Neurology, 24(3), 112–115. Retrieved from https://www.nevrologiabg.com/journal/index.php/neurology/article/view/149

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