The Mind's Eye

The Mind's Eye

By Oliver Sacks

  • Release Date : 2011-06-16
  • Genre : Essays
  • FIle Size : 1.07 MB
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The Mind's Eye ‘Oliver Sacks is a perfect antidote to the anaesthetic of familiarity. His writing turns brains and minds transparent’ Observer

How does the brain perceive and interpret information from the eye?

And what happens when the process is disrupted?

In The Mind’s Eye, Oliver Sacks tells the stories of people who are able to navigate the world and communicate with others despite losing what many of us consider indispensable senses and abilities: the capacity to recognize faces, the sense of three-dimensional space, the ability to read, the sense of sight. For all of these people, the challenge is to adapt to a radically new way of being in the world – and The Mind’s Eye is testament to the myriad ways that we, as humans, are capable of rising to this challenge.


  • The Mind

    By Oliver Sacks
    Just finished reading: one of the best Oliver Sacks books (I have read all of them) and one of the most moving, too. The chapter on Mr. Sacks own partial loss of sight was enlightening: it was reassuring to know that even doctors can occasionally panic about their own health, like the rest of us. As always, these tales of sensory and mental loss end by being life affirming, and filled me with awe and amazement: for our beautiful brain, and for the fact that Mr. Sacks and his colleagues are able to gradually unravel its literally mind-boggling workings. DM