What is Alice in Wonderland Syndrome?

Alice in Wonderland Syndrome (AIWS) is a neurological disease that affects perception. The patient sees an object much smaller than it really is in real life. The object perceived seems far away or in some cases extremely close at the same time, for example, a car may seem the size of a cat.

Migraine is the hallmark sign of Alice in Wonderland Syndrome. AIWS affects the sense of vision, sensation, touch and hearing. 

This illness is known to affect children aged between five and ten and also has been linked to schizophrenia, psychoactive drugs and brain tumours. It can also be the initial symptom of the Epstein-Barr Virus and has been known to commonly arise due to lack of sleep.