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    Description'Oliver Sacks is a perfect antidote to the anaesthetic of familiarity. His writing turns brains and minds transparent' Observer How does the brain perceive and interpret information from the eye? And what happens when the process is disrupted? In The Mind's Eye, Oliver Sacks tells the stories of people who are able to navigate the world and communicate with others despite losing what many of us consider indispensable senses and abilities: the capacity to recognize faces, the sense of three-dimensional space, the ability to read, the sense of sight. For all of these people, the challenge is to adapt to a radically new way of being in the world -- and The Mind's Eye is testament to the myriad ways that we, as humans, are capable of rising to this challenge. 'The Mind's Eye is about the possibility of recovery and the inexorable decline of the ageing individual. From this collision of incompatible truths, tragedy is made ...making this Sacks's most powerful book to date' Sunday Telegraph 'Packed with wisdom, humour, extraordinary human stories and reflections on how we all perceive the world ...He ends with a brilliant discussion of blindness and the ways in which blind people develop visual concepts. Heartily recommended' Reader's Digest


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    Title
    The Mind's Eye
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Oliver Sacks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 224 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780330508902
    ISBN 10: 0330508903
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.9
    BIC subject category V2: VSP
    Libri: ENGM1830
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25340
    BIC subject category V2: JMRP
    BISAC V2.8: SEL031000, PSY000000, PSY008000
    DC22: 152.14
    Libri: KREB6006
    Thema V1.0: JMR, VSP
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    PICADOR
    Publication date
    02 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Oliver Sacks is a physician and the author of many books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Awakenings (which inspired the Oscar-nominated film) and Musicophilia. Born in London and educated at Oxford, he now lives in New York City, where he is Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at Columbia University. He is the first, and only, Columbia University Artist, and is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. In 2008, he was appointed Commander of the British Empire. For more information, visit www.oliversacks.com