What makes man an exceptional animal? That he can think logically in cause and effect. But that is also a handicap, because nature is a system without cause and effect.
What is the relation between what the neurologist calls amazing and the psychiatrist paradoxical? Our impression of the world around us is not formed on the basis of what we actually perceive with our senses. Instead, we carry a preexisting image of our surroundings in our head, and we check if that matches with our perceptions. Sometimes this goes awry.