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The Man Who Mistook... A Tribute to Oliver Sacks

It didn’t take me long to find the first reference i made to Oliver Sacks’ work: it’s in the first significant piece of writing it did, for my undergraduate dissertation on the psychology and neurophysiology of interpretation. 486 more words


RIP Oliver Sacks (1933-2015)

We knew him as a writer who bridged the worlds of science, art, and philosophy more dazzlingly than anyone before him. In works such as… 246 more words


Thank you, Dr. Sacks.

I was sixteen when I first read “The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat”. I was  attending my second year of high school, I was already in love with science and Medicine was already a fascinating subject for me, but I didn’t know much about the brain and its functioning. 744 more words


Rest in Peace: Dr. Oliver Sacks

The world has lost yet another great mind today. World renowned author and neurologist Oliver Sacks lost his battle to cancer, leaving behind a lasting legacy. 170 more words


Lawrence Wascher: A Rare, Personal Look at Oliver Sacks’s Early Career

The world was saddened to learn of neurologist and best-selling author Oliver Sacks’s terminal illness through a recent op-ed. With Sacks’s new autobiography out this month, Lawrence Weschler shares early stories and diary entries about Sacks, his close friend, before Sacks achieved worldwide fame. 1,372 more words
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'Awakenings' Author, Neurologist Oliver Sacks Dies At 82

NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Oliver Sacks, whose books like “The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat” probed distant ranges of human experience by compassionately portraying people with severe and sometimes bizarre neurological conditions, has died. 952 more words