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Anderson Cooper Undergoes ‘Very Unpleasant Experiment’ of Hearing Voices

Anderson Cooper did quite a powerful segment tonight on mental health and how frustrating it is to function when you hear voices in your head every second of the day, by undergoing an experiment in which he wore headphones as he attempted to carry on his day as normal. And he found that to be a near-impossible task.

Cooper went through a series of simple tests, like completing number puzzles and remembering words, but found he could not do them. Even working on an origami boat was frustrating because he kept hearing voices telling him he was horrible and couldn’t do it.

And when it happens on the street, it’s even worse. Cooper described it as “incredibly distracting” and something that “makes you feel completely isolated with everyone around you.”

Watch the video below, via CNN:

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