The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
Author: Oliver Sacks
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-09-14
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781039002494

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In his most beloved and extraordinary book, Dr. Sacks recounts the case histories of patients inhabiting the compelling world of neurological disorders. Featuring a preface never before included. Oliver Sacks's The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with perceptual and intellectual disorders: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects; whose limbs seem alien to them; who lack some skills yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents. In Dr. Sacks's splendid and sympathetic telling, his patients are deeply human, and his tales are studies of struggles against incredible adversity. A great healer, Sacks never loses sight of medicine's ultimate responsibility: "the suffering, afflicted, fighting human subject."

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
Author: Oliver Sacks
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-09-14
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780593466681

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In his most extraordinary book, the bestselling author of Awakenings and "poet laureate of medicine” (The New York Times) recounts the case histories of patients inhabiting the compelling world of neurological disorders, from those who are no longer able to recognize common objects to those who gain extraordinary new skills. Featuring a new preface, Oliver Sacks’s The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with perceptual and intellectual disorders: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects; whose limbs seem alien to them; who lack some skills yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents. In Dr. Sacks’s splendid and sympathetic telling, his patients are deeply human and his tales are studies of struggles against incredible adversity. A great healer, Sacks never loses sight of medicine’s ultimate responsibility: “the suffering, afflicted, fighting human subject.”

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat And Other Clinical Tales

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat  And Other Clinical Tales
Author: Oliver Sacks
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 243
Release: 1998
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780684853949

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Presents a series of stories about men and women who, representing both medical and literary oddities, raise fundamental questions about the nature of reality

The Man who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales

The Man who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales
Author: Oliver W. Sacks
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2006
Genre: Neurology
ISBN: 1416542787

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The Man who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

The Man who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
Author: Oliver W. Sacks
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 243
Release: 1987
Genre: Mental illness
ISBN: 0060970790

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Clinical tales, case history, neurological disorders, author of Awakening and a Leg to stand on Oliver Sacks.

Musicophilia

Musicophilia
Author: Oliver Sacks
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-02-05
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9780307373496

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What goes on in human beings when they make or listen to music? What is it about music, what gives it such peculiar power over us, power delectable and beneficent for the most part, but also capable of uncontrollable and sometimes destructive force? Music has no concepts, it lacks images; it has no power of representation, it has no relation to the world. And yet it is evident in all of us–we tap our feet, we keep time, hum, sing, conduct music, mirror the melodic contours and feelings of what we hear in our movements and expressions. In this book, Oliver Sacks explores the power music wields over us–a power that sometimes we control and at other times don’t. He explores, in his inimitable fashion, how it can provide access to otherwise unreachable emotional states, how it can revivify neurological avenues that have been frozen, evoke memories of earlier, lost events or states or bring those with neurological disorders back to a time when the world was much richer. This is a book that explores, like no other, the myriad dimensions of our experience of and with music.

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
Author: Oliver Sacks
Publsiher: Picador
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2015-01-01
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1447275403

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With an introduction by Will SelfA classic work of psychology, this international bestseller provides a groundbreaking insight into the human mind.If a man has lost a leg or an eye, he knows he has lost a leg or an eye; but if he has lost a self - himself - he cannot know it, because he is no longer there to know it. In this extraordinary book, Dr. Oliver Sacks recounts the stories of patients struggling to adapt to often bizarre worlds of neurological disorder. Here are people who can no longer recognize everyday objects or those they love; who are stricken with violent tics or shout involuntary obscenities; who have been dismissed as autistic or retarded, yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents. If inconceivably strange, these brilliant tales illuminate what it means to be human. A provocative exploration of the mysteries of the human mind, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat is a million-copy bestseller by the twentieth century's greatest neurologist.

Imagination

Imagination
Author: Jim Davies
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-11-05
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781643132884

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We don’t think of imagination the way that we should. The word is often only associated with children, artists and daydreamers, but in reality, imagination is an integral part of almost every action and decision that we make. Simply put, imagination is a person’s ability to create scenarios in his or her head: this can include everything from planning a grocery list, to honing a golf swing, to having religious hallucinations. And while imagination has positive connotations, it can also lead to decreased productivity and cooperation, or worse, the continuous reliving of past trauma.The human brain is remarkable in its ability to imagine—it can imagine complex possible futures, fantasy worlds, or tasty meals. We can use our imaginations to make us relaxed or anxious. We can imagine what the world might be, and construct elaborate plans. People have been fascinated with the machination of the human brain and its ability to imagine for centuries. There are books on creativity, dreams, memory, and the mind in general, but how exactly do we create those scenes in our head? With chapters ranging from hallucination and imaginary friends to how imagination can make you happier and more productive, Jim Davies' Imagination will help us explore the full potential of our own mind.