Dr. Andrew G. Lee is a professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, is currently the Chair of the Blanton Eye Institute at Houston Methodist Hospital, has been on the editorial board of fourteen scientific journals, and my favorite part of Andrew’s CV is his YouTube channel called “Neuro-Ophthalmology with Dr. Andrew G. Lee” because it’s tremendously interesting and educational. I invite Andrew on the podcast to enlighten us about some neuro-ophthalmology basics and hallucinogen persisting perception disorder, also known as HPPD, regarding iboga visions. Topics of discussion include: how the eyes are literal windows to the brain; the likelihood of visionary persistence becoming permanent; visions come from the brain, not the eyes; the parts that constitute the eye—brain axis; the difference between hallucination and illusion; whether visually impaired people experience psychedelic-induced visionary phenomena; the intersection of psychedelics, neuroplasticity, and visions; and the main complaints reported by HPPD sufferers. Also, visit my Podcast Supplements article regarding afterthoughts of Andrew and I's conversation (https://amhouot.com/63-ep2-4_persistent-seeing-is-believing-hppd_andrew-g-lee/).
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