Glitch - what is it, who is it and how it happens?

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Glitch - what is it, who is it and how it happens?
Glitch - what is it, who is it and how it happens?

In everyday conversations you can often hear: “it was a glitch”, “buggy”, “catch glitches”. The word has different meanings, it all depends on the scope of use. Let's figure out what a glitch is.

Famous composer

Composer Christoph W. Gluck

Gluk is the surname of the great Austrian composer of Czech origin. Christoph Gluck lived in the 18th century. He was the court bandmaster, created music for the opera. He became famous for becoming a reformer of this genre. The composer filled his music with the ideas of citizenship (self-sacrifice for the sake of the state, subordination of personal interests to public ones). It was the time before the French Revolution, such ideas were in tune with the mood of democratic circles, so the musical reform took place.

Glitch in the program

Computer program glitch

The slang word first appeared among programmers, and later became popular among ordinary users. Computer scientists explain it this way: a glitch is an unexpected and incorrect behavior of a program, a failure inher work, malfunctions. The word gave birth to the verb "buggy" and the adjective "buggy" that are popular today. Usage examples: buggy Windows; podglyuchivaet, slows down the computer game; buggy smartphone, browser.

Glitch in RPG

The role-playing movement is popular among young people. Participants in themed costumes stage military battles, social processes, etc. Everything takes place in an open area, in nature. A glitch is called a person from the outside, who ended up on the training ground by accident and does not participate in the game.

Drug hallucinations

Glitch is a vision due to the use of narcotic substances, drugs. The expression "catching glitches" is common. This also includes the state of an alcoholic who drank “to hell”, “to a squirrel.”

Often jokes about visual glitches, although this is a serious problem, a painful condition. Hallucinations are the subject of study of psychiatry, neurology.

Types of hallucinations

Due to disorders in the brain or psyche, people begin to see or feel with their senses what is not really there. Let's analyze what glitches are depending on the organ of perception.

Auditory. The most common type. Elementary hallucinations involve the appearance of voices, sounds, noise. Verbal ones are more complex, let's look at them in more detail.

  1. Dialogue. Two voices “talk” in the human head. One scolds the patient, convinces him that he needs to be punished. The second comes to the defense, asks to wait with the punishment. Both voices give opposite orders to the person.
  2. auditory hallucinations
  3. Comments. The voice in a negative way speaks about the actions, thoughts, feelings of a person. People with this type of hallucination often commit suicide.
  4. Orders. The voice dictates to the patient what to do, and these are usually bad deeds. Such a person becomes dangerous: he can kill or rob another, harm himself.
  5. Threats. The voice threatens to do something bad to the person.
  6. Alien power. It seems to the patient that some force that has taken possession of him speaks instead of him. She sends messages or speaks in a foreign language through it.

Visual. Elemental visions are flashing light, smoke or mist. Object visual hallucinations are more difficult. Visions occur:

  • aliens, fairy-tale characters;
  • animals;
  • sets of identical objects;
  • forked images;
  • bright paintings;
  • storylines;
  • your doppelgangers or not being able to see your reflection in the mirror;
  • small people;
  • enlarged items;
  • items inside themselves;
  • their internal organs;
  • loss of half vision.

Tactile glitches are the sensation of insects crawling on or under the skin. Sensation of liquid or touch of a hot/cold object on the body. Feeling like being hugged from behind.

Olfactory and gustatory hallucinations - this is when a person feels a non-existent unpleasant smell or taste. For example, rot, a decaying dead body.

Why do hallucinations occur?

The cause of glitches can be the use of drugs, cocaine, LSD, hallucinogenic mushrooms, alcohol abuse, an overdose of an antidepressant. People with schizophrenia are at risk. She, in addition to visions, can also cause auditory hallucinations. Olfactory glitches give rise to various diseases: damage to the temporal lobe of the brain, encephalitis, mental disorders. Taste hallucinations occur as a result of a seizure of partial epilepsy. Tactile glitches happen with alcohol withdrawal syndrome.

Bad mood and old age cannot be called the causes of hallucinations. These are indirect factors that increase the risk of visions. Pessimism causes anxiety and depression. Aging can be accompanied by dementia and paranoia. In such states, not far from hallucinations.

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