Musical hallucinations and the right brain
Type of Spiritual Experience
BackgroundSee Left brain right brain split for a full explanation
A description of the experience
Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 1994 Sep;28(3):516-9. Unilateral musical hallucinations and all that jazz. Couper J. Footscray Psychiatric Hospital, Victoria.
A 78-year-old hearing-impaired woman who presented to hospital with a stroke and a subsequent epileptic seizure later developed unilateral musical hallucinations in her better hearing (right) ear. She was found to have a left-sided temporal epileptic focus and the music ceased after a second anti-convulsant was introduced. Comments are made on unusual features of the hallucination and its probable causation.