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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Oliver W Sacks
|Notes:||"A Borzoi book" -- T.p. verso.
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.
|Description:||xii, 263 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.|
|Contents:||Sight reading --
Recalled to life --
A man of letters --
Stereo Sue --
Persistence of vision: a journal --
The mind's eye.
- Communicative disorders -- Popular works.
- Cognition disorders -- Popular works.
- Face perception -- Popular works.
- Perception -- Popular works.
- Neurology -- Anecdotes.
- Neurology -- Popular Works.
- Communication Disorders -- Popular Works.
- Perceptual Disorders -- Popular Works.
- Visual Perception -- Popular Works.
- Cognition disorders.
- Communicative disorders.
- Face perception.