BETWEEN THE LINES
I’ve always watched lines, letters and words jiggle and dance on the page as I’ve read, an inconvenience which slows me down. So I loved the pattern glare test included with your article on out of body experiences (September, p70).
I could see lightning bolts in the pattern, pinks, blues and yellows swirled around, the shape started to look 3D and the lines merged into grey or changed thickness as I tried to focus on the central dot. I’d always seen this as a trait of my dyslexia, but the idea that it could be due to cortical hyper- excitability seems much more glamorous! Is there a link between dyslexia and cortical hyper- excitability and/or OBEs? Amy Rouse, Derby There is thought to be a link between the two, but the exact nature of the relationship isn’t clear. – Ed
The true nature of OCD is understood by very few people
Do you see colours and motion, or just regular black and white lines?