Alice in Wonderland Syndrome

The Alice in Wonderland syndrome, named after the children’s book “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll, is a special form of aura which lets you experience your surroundings differently. For example, objects are perceived smaller (micropsia) or larger (macropsia). Also, changes in the perception of sound can occur, as well as changes in the perception of time and sense of touch.

This is a special form of aura with distinct visual perceptual disorders and numerous neuropsychological symptoms. These auras can occur as side effects of a migraine attack but can also be a precursor of an epileptic attack. Often children are already affected.

By successfully treating the underlying disease, mostly the migraine, these symptoms improve or, in the best case, remit.