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Renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks explores mind-bending concepts with his usual intellectual rigor, probing curiosity and crystaline prose. He explains that visual perception seems continuous, but is actually a series of separate, distinct moments that the mind blends into a flow. Sack’s 10 essays – of which this review highlights four – focus on consciousness, including memory, perception and creativity. Amiable and skilled, Sacks provides a thoughtful feast true to his legacy as a poetic presenter of scientific truths.
About the Author
Physician Oliver Sacks was a professor of neurology and psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, a professor of neurology at the NYU School of Medicine and a visiting professor at the University of Warwick. His bestseller include Awakenings, Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.