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Don't be shy, Mr. Sacks : Williams syndrome

Author: Oliver Sacks; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©1998.
Series: Mind traveller.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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(Producer) When six year-old Heidi Comfort, a victim of Williams syndrome, greeted Oliver Sacks by saying, "Don't be shy, Mr. Sacks," he was immediately charmed. While children with Williams syndrome are endowed with endearing personalities and strong expressive language skills, they often are challenged by musculoskeletal deficiencies and developmental delays as well. In this program, Dr. Sacks probes the nature of  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Sacks; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 40895528
Credits: Oliver Sacks, Usula Bellugi, Abraham Rothman.
Description: 1 videocassette (50 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Series Title: Mind traveller.
Responsibility: a presentation of Films for the Humanities & Sciences ; BBC.

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(Producer) When six year-old Heidi Comfort, a victim of Williams syndrome, greeted Oliver Sacks by saying, "Don't be shy, Mr. Sacks," he was immediately charmed. While children with Williams syndrome are endowed with endearing personalities and strong expressive language skills, they often are challenged by musculoskeletal deficiencies and developmental delays as well. In this program, Dr. Sacks probes the nature of Heidi's condition. What he discovers sheds new light on the genetic basis of personality and provides fascinating insights into how the rain organized data and experiences.

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