Alice in Wonderland syndrome mapped in the brain to improve treatments

Alice grows out of the room, illustrated by John Tenniel for the first edition of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

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People with a form of the rare and somewhat mysterious Alice in Wonderland syndrome may one day have better diagnostic and treatment options after scientists mapped a circuit in the brain implemented in the condition.

Named after Lewis Carroll’s eponymous character, Alice in Wonderland syndrome (AIWS) describes people seeing or perceiving their own body parts – as well as those of others, and objects – in distorted proportions, such as…


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