Neurodiversity, Part 2: Annika’s Life Story

Annika and Tristan are two distinct persons occupying a single body. To our knowledge, their case is unique and neither understood nor even described in the psychiatric and psychological literature. They believe that their case sheds light on the nature of consciousness and mind-body interaction.

In this video, Tristan has, essentially, left the body while Annika shares her own incredible journey. She explains how she first entered Tristan’s body, with the consciousness of an infant, when he was 22 years of age. You can watch Part 1 of this series at

00:00 Introduction

03:25 A 16-year old in a 37-year old body

10:00 Learning to become human

17:42 The connection with Tristan

24:50 Tristan’s friends

30:51 Tristan’s “death”

34:11 Synesthesia

38:58 Tristan’s return

48:47 Social acceptance and rejection

52:06 Allergies and memories

54:45 Conclusion

Edited subtitles for this video are available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Swedish.

(Recorded on March 30, 2024)

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