Indeed, that is very interesting.
I saw bits and pieces of that story on television.
All I know about the human mind is that it is a mysterious, amazing thing. A lot of what it does is voluntary and within our control. And then there is this bridge where the voluntary meets the involuntary, and where the subconscious mind creates things on its own and communicates with the rest of the body. And what is interesting is that what we control voluntarily (like googling medical stuff or speaking negatively) can affect the involuntary mind-body connection (like perhaps creating "symptoms" where we fear them).
Back when I was bitten by a stray cat, I suddenly started developing the indicators of rabies down to the details. I really was beside myself. To this day, I do not know whether I was exhibiting those issues because A) my body was repairing itself from the bite or B) the stress was influencing new "symptoms" of anxiety that just presented themselves in new ways. I just found it interesting that I started to exhibit the exact issues that I remember learning about from a human physiology class in terms of rabies.
When I later was relieved to find that I couldn't have had rabies, I started looking into conversion disorder and I was really just dumbfounded by what I was reading. To think that a person could think themselves blind is really beyond me.
It was after this that I sought out this website, because I wanted to do more research on all of this. :)
To this day I am still trying to grapple with the complexity of the human mind. I'll probably never fully understand it, but I'll have fun trying. -Ravens Lady