Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland syndrome
Lilliput sight (W3)
Die Namens-Patin für "Alice in Wonderland", "Alice Liddell", war die Jugendliebe von "Charles Lutwidge Dodgson", der das Werk 1865 unter seinem Pseudonym "Lewis Carroll" herausgab.
"Alice Pleasance Liddell" (May 4, 1852 - November 16, 1934) was the inspiration for the heroine of the children's classic "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll (pen name of "Charles Lutwidge Dodgson").
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"Alice in Wonderland syndrome" ("AIWS"), or "micropsia", is a disorienting neurological condition which affects perception by the human eye.
Sufferers perceive objects (including animals and other humans, or parts of humans, animals, or objects) as appearing substantially smaller than in reality. Generally, the object appears far away at the same time. For example, a family pet, such as a dog, may appear the size of a mouse, or a normal car may look shrunk to scale.
This leads to another name for the condition, namely, "Lilliput sight". The condition is in terms of perception only; the mechanics of the eye are not affected, only the brain's interpretation of information passed from the eyes.
The disorder is named after Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", where the title character experiences many situations similar to those of micropsia and macropsia. Since it is known that Carroll suffered from migraines, there is some speculation that he might have written that work from direct experience.