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  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales
  • Oliver Sacks
  • English
  • 02 April 2020
  • 9780684853949

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Oliver Sacks ↠ 0 characters characters The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales 100 Ary 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 huma. I ve read a lot of popular science books in my time and in one way or another they have always felt cut from same cloth Similar language used similar structure drawing on the same inspirations After a while it almost feels like you are reading the same book over and over again with only slight variations in contentSo The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat came as a complete breath of fresh air A blast in fact Oliver Sacks has written a book rather unlike anything I ve read before both in its content and delivery but also the way it acts as a meta commentary on the field of science communication The book is a collection of case studies from Sacks career as a neurologist each chapter focusing on a particular patient The stories themselves are fascinating ranging from the titular man who s vision is so neurologically impaired that he literally mistakes his wife for a hat to the woman who lost all sense of proprioception if she did not look at where her body was in sp

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Oliver Sacks ↠ 0 characters characters The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales 100 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 Dr Oliver Sacks recounts the stories of pat. Despite so many people recommending this book my high expectations were disappointed Yes it s perversely interesting to hear about neurological conundrums that afflict people in peculiar ways but Sacks isn t a particularly good writer nor does he have a good grasp on his audience At times he obliuely refers to medical syndromes or footnotes other neurologists as if he is writing for a technical physician audience but on the whole his stories are too simplistic to engage such an audience He talks about phenomenology but doesn t satisfactorily discuss mechanistically what is going on in the brain so what s the point To uote a friend in college it s his own mental masterbation he likes to show off how well read he his how many bizarre patients have been referred to him or he s God s gift to them and erudite his vocabulary is but fails to clearly get his points across On top of his confusing musings his reconstructed dialogue is incredible unrealistic it s clear why d

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Oliver Sacks ↠ 0 characters characters The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales 100 Ients 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 involunt. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales Oliver SacksThe Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales is a 1985 book by neurologist Oliver Sacks describing the case histories of some of his patients Sacks chose the title of the book from the case study of one of his patients which he names Dr P that has visual agnosia a neurological condition that leaves him unable to recognize even familiar faces and objects Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat became the basis of an opera of the same name by Michael Nyman which premiered in 1986 1999