The Mind's Eye
Publish date: November 1st 2010
Publisher: Picador Usa
Pages no: 263
Edition language: English
These latest fascinatingly annotated case histories from Sacks are as ever made wonderful by the rich and tenderly observed personal context of each patient. Most poignantly, he writes of his own experiences of lifelong prosopagnosia (poor facial recognition and sense of direction) and the distressi...
In this book, he gave some stories on how persons lost their "mind eye", that they see something without interpreting what it is.This happened to Pat, who after years of performing on piano, lost her ability to read music. She has to do it by memory.This also happened to a crime fiction writer who c...
Vision, as Sacks clearly shows us, is more intricate than we once thought, and so is 'blindness'. I loved his short piece on how we take peripheral vision for granted. I seemed to find the first chapters more interesting, though this might be because I am a beginner in the sciences; fascinated by th...
Maybe I'm being star-miserly again, but much as I enjoyed this, it didn't contain for me the great revelations I sometimes received from some of his other books. If you are especially interested in eyes, this will be the one for you.
I will never tire of Oliver Sacks' books. The man is decidedly odd, has lived a wonderful life, has had contact with the most bizarre and amazing people and what can I say, I love his books! This one focuses on how we see things in our mind's eye - how we recognize people, places, things - or don'...