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Musical Hallucinations 20 Aug 2009
Why are older women more likely to report them?

Musical hallucinations are relatively common, but can often be a disturbing experience. A study recently conducted in Wales suggests that older women tend to report the experience more frequently, and that the hymn 'Abide With Me' is one of the more common ear-worms. So what is it like to have the clear sensation that someone near to you is singing or playing music, only to discover that your brain has simply manufactured the sound? Lady Edna Healey shares her experience of this intriguing phenomenon, alongside the psychiatrist Dr Victor Aziz from St Tydfil Hospital in Wales who has researched the condition.
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