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Dr Oliver Sacks

Seeing What Isn't There: Oliver Sacks's Hallucinations

Michael Roth | Posted 03.02.2013 | Books
Michael Roth

Sacks has turned hallucinations from something bizarre and frightening into something that seems part of what it means to be a person. His book, too, is a medical and human triumph.

What Can an Angry Bull Teach You About Your Brain's Potential?

Ben Thomas | Posted 08.27.2012 | Science
Ben Thomas

What can we learn from Oliver Sacks' experience (other than, you know, to pay attention to warnings about dangerous animals, and to avoid hiking up desolate mountains alone)? Three morals come to mind.

Music Can Be Gentle on the Mind

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 10.01.2012 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

Not only did Glen Campbell get the audience's patience, he inspired their reverence. The music that connected the crowd to so many emotions also connected them to Campbell.

Third Screen: An Interview with Dr. Oliver Sacks

Vickie Karp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Vickie Karp

Music had this amazing ability to allow [transfixed patients] to move and speak and think. It was very startling. I've seen it numerous times since, but it still astounds me.