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Merely the Mock

As a neurologist and diagnostician, Oliver Sacks must weigh many variables at once to figure out what patients are suffering from. Because of the complexity of thought required for his profession, he has simplified his life wherever possible, to free up mental bandwidth for what he feels is important. 485 more words

Strangers in the Mirror What’s it like to face a faceless world?...

Strangers in the Mirror

What’s it like to face a faceless world? Acclaimed neurologist Oliver Sacks once apologized for almost bumping into a large bearded man, only to realize he was speaking to a mirror.

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Oliver Sacks´life song

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My Own Life

Oliver Sacks on Learning He Has Terminal Cancer


FEB. 19, 2015

A MONTH ago, I felt that I was in good health, even robust health. 867 more words


Book Review: Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, by Oliver Sacks

Rating: 5/5

An eminently readable and informative anthology of case studies ranging from the terrifying to the sublime, Musicophilia explores the varying neurological effects of music through the eyes of Dr. 231 more words


February 19, 2015: I call my area the noble slum

on Thursday, February 19, 2015   5:30 p.m.  it’s getting dark and colder, when I turn on my tv it’s only about weather, temps dropping, 4 degrees tomorrow morning – in the past I remember 10 day cold spells and that felt very long – but this winter, when did we begin getting these arctic blasts? 1,116 more words

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