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[Book Review] The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks

Title: The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales
Author: Oliver Sacks
Genre: Non-fiction, psychology, neuroscience, science, medicine

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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks

It’s fascinating to me what lies, even thrives, on the edges of humanity. Sometimes the hardest place to be is in the middle, among the unsung masses, the insignificant majority–the irony of wanting our children to be normal and special. 260 more words

Reading The Why

'The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat' Book Review 

I’ve just finished reading ‘The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat’ by Oliver Sacks. So it’s time for a review!

Oliver Sacks was a physician and a professor of Neurology at the NYU School of medicine. 497 more words

Medicine

THE STRANGE WORLD OF THE BRAIN: OCTOBER'S FIELD NOTES CHOICE, THE MAN WHO MISTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A HAT

Thanks again to everybody who came to the September meeting of the Field Notes Book Group and engaged in a lively discussion of Half Broke Horses.   274 more words

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All About Agnosia 

Currently I’m reading ‘The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat’ By Oliver Sacks, expect a review on that when I’ve finished it!

The first chapter, named ‘The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat’, is about a man with Visual Agnosia. 742 more words

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A Fascinating Journey Through the Brain - The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Dr. Oliver Sacks


I’m on a bit of a psychology-lit kick recently, after reading The Alienist last week and being reminded on my days studying A-Level psychology I remembered this curiously named book that my equally curiously named psychology teacher (Mr. 423 more words

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Natural Knack for Numbers

In Oliver Sacks’ book ‘The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat’ he describes the behaviour of two twins, John and Michael, who had been previously diagnosed as “autistic, psychotic and severely retarded”. 813 more words