The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales
Publish date: July 21st 2010
Publisher: Odyssey Editions
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
, Popular Science
, Short Stories
This book is truly enthralling. I enjoyed it very much. It tells stories of people who we wouldn't imagine they even exist. But .. I have to admit that at some point I felt really bored!Nevertheless, it is definitely worth reading.
Too bad there's no bittersweet emoji. (And ironic that a website that dedicates itself to the discussion of books would want us to distill our ideas about a thing made of many words to a little yellow circle. Aren't we all here to avoid this?) Anyway. This is Oliver Sacks love letter to the worl...
And how a man could not tell object from person that inspired the title. Good one. Read it a long long time ago. But still important.
Sacks’ acclaimed book “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” recounts some of the most fascinating and bizarre clinical neuropsychology tales of our time. From people who have fully lost their memories to those who suffer from uncontrollable tics to those who can no longer identify objects, the re...
Homing in on his memory, I found an extreme and extraordinary loss of recent memory -- so that whatever was said or shown to him was apt to be forgotten in a few seconds' time. Thus I laid out my watch, my tie, and my glasses on the desk, covered them, and asked him to remember these. Then, after a ...
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