The Mind's Eye

The Mind's Eye


By (author) Oliver W Sacks

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 263 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 201mm x 23mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 4 October 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0307473023
  • ISBN 13: 9780307473028
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 234,084

Product description

In 'Musicophilia', Oliver Sacks explored music and the brain. Now, in 'The Mind's Eye', he writes about the myriad ways in which we experience the visual world.

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Author information

Oliver Sacks is a practicing physician and the author of ten books, including "Musicophilia," "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat," and "Awakenings" (which inspired the Oscar-nominated film). He lives in New York City, where he is a professor of neurology and psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and the first Columbia University Artist.

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"""Remarkably graceful . . . Sacks would seem to be the ideal doctor: observant but accepting, thorough but tender, training his full attention on one patient at a time." --"The New York Times Book Review" "Elaborate and gorgeously detailed. . . . Again and again, Sacks invites readers to imagine their way into minds unlike their own, encouraging a radical form of empathy." --"Los Angeles Times" "Sacks has taken the patient history--the most basic tool of medicine--and turned it into art." --"The New York Review of Books" "Once again, Sacks explores our shared condition through a series of vivid characters. . . . "The Mind's Eye" is a collection of essays [with] a remarkably graceful coherence of theme, tone and approach." --"The New York Times Book Review" " " "Frank and moving. . . . His books resonate because they reveal as much about the force of character as they do about neurology." --"Nature" "Rich with the sort of observation and insight that makes Sacks's writing satisfying. . . . Sacks shows us knowledge, discipline, and imagination confronting the terrors of illness and loss. . . . Readers may never take the view of a sunrise or of their child's smile the same way again." --"Boston Globe" " " "From first phrase to final sentence, Dr. Sacks will draw you into a fascinating mental landscape that will leave you in awe of its strange, often spiritual and exquisite pathways." --"Bookpage" "Another masterpiece of phenomenological description by our most gifted and humane chronicler of neurological disorders. . . . Sacks effortlessly blends his teaching of neurology with the most sensitive descriptions of the ways in which our individual brains yield the most extraordinary variety of human experience." --"New Scientist" "Sacks the doctor once again dramatises the most strange and thrilling scientific and cultural issue of our time - the nature of the human mind - through the simple act of telling stori