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Sacks, Oliver 1933-2015

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The man who mistook his wife for a hat and other clinical tales by Oliver Sacks( Book )

170 editions published between 1970 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 5,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores neurological disorders and their effects upon the minds and lives of those affected with an entertaining voice
Musicophilia : tales of music and the brain by Oliver Sacks( Book )

67 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 4,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Music can move us to the heights or depths of emotion. It can persuade us to buy something, or remind us of our first date. It can lift us out of depression when nothing else can. It can get us dancing to its beat. But the power of music goes much, much further. Indeed, music occupies more areas of our brain than language does--humans are a musical species. Oliver Sacks's compassionate, compelling tales of people struggling to adapt to different neurological conditions have fundamentally changed the way we think of our own brains, and of the human experience. Here, he examines the powers of music through the individual experiences of patients, musicians, and everyday people."--
An anthropologist on Mars : seven paradoxical tales by Oliver Sacks( Book )

63 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author profiles seven neurological patients, including a surgeon with Tourette's syndrome and an artist whose color sense is destroyed in an accident but finds new creative power in black and white
Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks( Book )

44 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 3,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Have you ever seen something that was not really there? Heard someone call your name in an empty house? Sensed someone following you and turned around to find nothing? Hallucinations don't belong wholly to the insane. Much more commonly, they are linked to sensory deprivation, intoxication, illness, or injury. People with migraines may see shimmering arcs of light or tiny, Lilliputian figures of animals and people. People with failing eyesight, paradoxically, may become immersed in a hallucinatory visual world. Hallucinations can be brought on by a simple fever or even the act of waking or falling asleep, when people have visions ranging from luminous blobs of color to beautifully detailed faces or terrifying ogres. Those who are bereaved may receive comforting "visits" from the departed. In some conditions, hallucinations can lead to religious epiphanies or even the feeling of leaving one's own body. Humans have always sought such life-changing visions, and for thousands of years have used hallucinogenic compounds to achieve them. As a young doctor in California in the 1960s, the author had both a personal and a professional interest in psychedelics. These, along with his early migraine experiences, launched a lifelong investigation into the varieties of hallucinatory experience. Here, he weaves together stories of his patients and of his own mind-altering experiences to illuminate what hallucinations tell us about the organization and structure of our brains, how they have influenced every culture's folklore and art, and why the potential for hallucination is present in us all, a vital part of the human condition."--Jacket
Awakenings by Oliver Sacks( Book )

128 editions published between 1973 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 3,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of case studies of some of the people who developed a sleeping-sickness after World War I and remained in a sleep state until given the drug L-Dopa. Also describes their lives, the transformation after awakening, and then describes parts of the film made from these case studies
Seeing voices : a journey into the world of the deaf by Oliver Sacks( Book )

71 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A neurologist investigates the world of the deaf, examining their past and present treatment at the hands of society, and assesses the value and significance of sign language
The mind's eye by Oliver Sacks( Book )

33 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 2,898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work the author 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 power of speech, 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. There is Lilian, a concert pianist who becomes unable to read music and is eventually unable even to recognize everyday objects, and Sue, a neurobiologist who has never seen in three dimensions, until she suddenly acquires stereoscopic vision in her fifties. There is Pat, who reinvents herself as a loving grandmother and active member of her community, despite the fact that she has aphasia and cannot utter a sentence, and Howard, a prolific novelist who must find a way to continue his life as a writer even after a stroke destroys his ability to read. And there is the author himself, a doctor who tells the story of his own eye cancer and the bizarre and disconcerting effects of losing vision to one side. He explores some very strange paradoxes, people who can see perfectly well but cannot recognize their own children, and blind people who become hyper visual or who navigate by "tongue vision." He also considers more fundamental questions: How do we see? How do we think? How important is internal imagery, or vision, for that matter? Why is it that, although writing is only five thousand years old, humans have a universal, seemingly innate, potential for reading? This book is a testament to the complexity of vision and the brain and to the power of creativity and adaptation. And it provides a whole new perspective on the power of language and communication, as we try to imagine what it is to see with another person's eyes, or another person's mind
The island of the colorblind and Cycad island by Oliver Sacks( Book )

42 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oliver Sacks has always been fascinated by islands - their remoteness, their mystery, above all the unique forms of life they harbor. For him, islands conjure up equally the romance of Melville and Stevenson, the adventure of Magellan and Cook, and the scientific wonder of Darwin and Wallace. Drawn to the tiny Pacific atoll of Pingelap by intriguing reports of an isolated community of islanders born totally colorblind, Sacks finds himself setting up a clinic in a one-room island dispensary, where he listens to these achromatopic islanders describe their colorless world in rich terms of pattern and tone, luminance and shadow. And on Guam, where he goes to investigate the puzzling neurodegenerative paralysis endemic there for a century, he becomes, for a brief time, an island neurologist, making house calls with his colleague John Steele, amid crowing cockerels, cycad jungles, and the remains of a colonial culture. The islands reawaken Sacks' lifelong passion for botany - in particular, for the primitive cycad trees, whose existence dates back to the Paleozoic - and the cycads are the starting point for an intensely personal reflection on the meaning of islands, the dissemination of species, the genesis of disease, and the nature of deep geologic time. Out of an unexpected journey, Sacks has woven an unforgettable narrative which immerses us in the romance of island life, and shares his own compelling vision of the complexities of being human
The river of consciousness by Oliver Sacks( Book )

27 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Korean and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two weeks before his death, Oliver Sacks outlined the contents of The River of Consciousness, the last book he would oversee. The best-selling author of On the Move, Musicophilia, and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Sacks is known for his illuminating case histories about people living with neurological conditions at the far borderlands of human experience. But his grasp of science was not restricted to neuroscience or medicine; he was fascinated by the issues, ideas, and questions of all the sciences. That wide-ranging expertise and passion informs the perspective of this book, in which he interrogates the nature not only of human experience but of all life. In The River of Consciousness, Dr. Sacks takes on evolution, botany, chemistry, medicine, neuroscience, and the arts, and calls upon his great scientific and creative heroes--above all, Darwin, Freud, and William James. For Sacks, these thinkers were constant companions from an early age; the questions they explored--the meaning of evolution, the roots of creativity, and the nature of consciousness--lie at the heart of science and of this book. The River of Consciousness demonstrates Sacks's unparalleled ability to make unexpected connections, his sheer joy in knowledge, and his unceasing, timeless endeavor to understand what makes us human."--Jacket
Migraine by Oliver Sacks( Book )

62 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The many manifestations of migraine can vary dramatically from one patient to another, even within the same patient at different times. Among the most compelling and perplexing of these symptoms are the strange visual hallucinations and distortions of space, time, and body image which migraineurs sometimes experience. Portrayals of these uncanny states have found their way into many works of art, from the heavenly visions of Hildegard von Bingen to Alice in Wonderland. Dr. Oliver Sacks argues that migraine cannot be understood simply as an illness, but must be viewed as a complex condition with a unique role to play in each individual's life
Asylum : inside the closed world of state mental hospitals by Christopher Payne( Book )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For more than half the nation's history, vast mental hospitals were a prominent feature of the American landscape. From the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth, over 250 institutions for the insane were built throughout the United States; by 1948, they housed more than a half million patients. The blueprint for these hospitals was set by Pennsylvania hospital superintendant Thomas Story Kirkbride: a central administration building flanked symmetrically by pavilions and surrounded by lavish grounds with pastoral vistas. Kirkbride and others believed that well-designed buildings and grounds, a peaceful environment, a regimen of fresh air, and places for work, exercise, and cultural activities would heal mental illness. But in the second half of the twentieth century, after the introduction of psychotropic drugs and policy shifts toward community-based care, patient populations declined dramatically, leaving many of these beautiful, massive buildings - and the patients who lived in them - neglected and abandoned. Architect and photographer Christopher Payne spent six years documenting the decay of state mental hospitals like these, visiting seventy institutions in thirty states. Through his lens we see splendid, palatial exteriors (some designed by such prominent architects as H.H. Richardson and Samuel Sloan) and crumbling interiors - chairs stacked against walls with peeling paint in a grand hallway; brightly colored toothbrushes still hanging on a rack; stacks of suitcases, never packed for the trip home. Accompanying Payne's striking and powerful photographs is an essay by Oliver Sacks (who described his own experience working at a state mental hospital in his book Awakenings). Sacks pays tribute to Payne's photographs and to the lives once lived in these places, "where one could be both mad and safe"--Jacket
Alive inside by Michael Rossato-Bennett( Visual )

17 editions published in 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A joyous cinematic exploration of music's capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music
Migraine : understanding a common disorder by Oliver Sacks( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symptômes, nature, origine, thérapie
Musicophilia : [tales of music and the brain] by Oliver Sacks( Recording )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and French and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on the individual experiences of patients, musicians, composers, and ordinary people, the author explores the complex human response to music, and how music can affect those suffering from a variety of ailments
Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks( Recording )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his usual elegance, curiosity, and compassion, Dr. Sacks weaves together stories of his patients and of his own mind-altering experiences to illuminate what hallucinations tell us about the organization and structure of our brains, how they have influenced every culture's folklore and art, and why the potential for hallucination is present in us all, a vital part of the human condition
Migraine: the evolution of a common disorder by Oliver Sacks( Book )

21 editions published between 1970 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Migräne
The mind's eye by Oliver Sacks( Recording )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes stories of people who are able to navigate the world and communicate with others despite losing what many of us consider indispensable senses and faculties: the power of speech, the capacity to recognize faces, the sense of three-dimensional space, the ability to read, and the sense of sight. This book is a testament to the complexity of vision and the brain and to the power of creativity and adaptation, and it provides a whole new perspective on the power of language and communication, as we try to imagine what it is to perceive through another person's eyes, or another person's mind
Intoxicated by my illness : and other writings on life and death by Anatole Broyard( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Broyard tells the story of his closing months of life with intensity, irony, and with high courage" and also celebrates intelligent, articulate existance--Jacket
The best American science and nature writing 2013( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents fictional and non-fictional stories written by American authors that discuss topics in science and nature
Musical minds( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can the power of music make the brain come alive? Dr. Oliver Sacks, author of Musicophilia: tales of music and the brain, is involved with this study as Nova follows four individuals: Matt Giordano (United States), Derek Paravicini (England), Anne Barker (Ireland), and Tony Cicoria (United States) to investigate music's strange, surprising, and still unexplained power over the human mind. While these extraordinary stories offer examples of music's unquestionable power over the mind, scientists have yet to fully understand what happens in the brain as we experience music. In an effort to unravel the mystery, Nova puts Sacks himself into a functional MRI machine for two experiments
 
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The man who mistook his wife for a hat and other clinical tales
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Musicophilia : tales of music and the brainAn anthropologist on Mars : seven paradoxical talesAwakeningsSeeing voices : a journey into the world of the deafThe mind's eyeThe island of the colorblind and Cycad islandMigraineAsylum : inside the closed world of state mental hospitals
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