Thursday, January 1, 2015
Do You Hear Voices?
(Art by Joanna Hellgren. Based on the Henry James novella, The Turn of the Screw. If you haven't read it, do.)
Here's the most interesting fact I've come across in a while. According to a new study, "nearly 1 in 10 seven- to eight-year-olds hears voices that aren't really there."
You can read more here. The article is careful to point out that most kids who hear voices don't find them troubling. And the vast majority will never develop any mental illness.
But why would we assume something might be wrong with the kids? What if the voices they're hearing are real? And if they are real--what are they?