Skip to main content Skip to navigation
CAS in the Media Arts and Sciences Media Headlines

That loud bang that startles you awake: It may be ‘exploding head syndrome’

Brian Sharpless, Director, Psychology Clinic
Brian Sharpless

It happens in an instant just before you fall asleep. You’re startled by a loud noise — the thud of a book slamming to the floor, or worse, the bang of a shotgun nearby. You a jump up and look around, but everything seems normal. Well it is, but you did hear a noise that wasn’t real. It was in your brain. » More …