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: 204,912

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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"An absorbing attempt to unravel the complexities of the human mind." -"Kirkus" "A master storyteller with a very engaging a professional who is also a patient, [Sacks] has a unique ability to explain to people what the basic problem is and what the physical effects are...he allows all of us to share this and perhaps take some understanding away with us." "Sacks has a seemingly inexhaustible talent for eloquently and humanely explaining our brains' most arcane and bizarre neurological dysfunctions." -"Time Magazine" "Riveting." -"Booklist" "Sacks has taken the patient history--the most basic tool of medicine--and turned it into art...Sacks is a literary, medical, narrative showman...It is a neat trick when the point of a book is made not by saying and not by showing, but by being." -The New York Review of Books "A new book by Oliver Sacks is always cause for rejoicing." -"Christianity Today" "Sacks knows how to go f