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On the Move by Oliver Sacks

A few months ago, I was on a Radiolab binge at work when one of my favorite guests showed up to be interviewed. Neuroscientist Oliver Sacks, author of scientific classics like… 667 more words

Book Review

The Road Less Travelled

December doesn’t work for me. The shorter, colder days and the longer, darker nights put me in a mood to hibernate. You can find me in my jammies as late as noon. 708 more words

The New York Times

Double vision, remembering Wernicke's without Korsakoff.

So double, the patient did see
That he came to the clinic to me
I think, I’m not sure
I can come up with a cure,
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The Secret Sense

Right now, as you read this, you have a secret sense at work in your body. Right now, this secret sense is allowing you to hold whatever position you’re in, to manipulate the device you are reading on, scratch an itch while you are reading, and even to speak, gesture, and tell someone how awesome this post is and that they should be reading it, too. 771 more words



I was working for the publisher Gerald Duckworth in the 1990s packing up books in their warehouse. I had dropped out of law, having spent two very unhappy years as an articled clerk in a city firm and started working for Duckworth when the company moved from the Old Piano Factory in Camden Town to Hoxton Square. 1,259 more words


An irresistible title

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat – a title so intriguing that it must surely have shifted thousands of copies for that reason alone – is a collection of case histories about people with devastating brain conditions written by the neurologist Oliver Sacks. 276 more words