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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 )
163 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 5,686 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 )
58 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,985 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. Music is irresistible, haunting, and unforgettable, and Oliver Sacks tells us why.--From publisher description
An anthropologist on Mars : seven paradoxical tales by Oliver Sacks( Book )
70 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,314 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 )
38 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,964 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 )
122 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,922 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 )
66 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 2,813 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 river of consciousness by Oliver Sacks( Book )
23 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,157 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 )
54 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,144 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. Renowned neurologist 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.--From publisher description
Alive inside by Michael Rossato-Bennett( visu )
14 editions published in 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 838 libraries worldwide
Mientras la demencia sigue afectando a millones de estadounidenses de edad avanzada, "Alive Inside" revela un avance notable en el tratamiento de esta enfermedad gracias al uso de la música. El documental sigue durante tras años a Dan Cohen, un trabajador social que descubre cómo las canciones que forman parte del pasado de un paciente pueden despertar en él recuerdos y emociones que han estado dormidos durante años e incluso décadas
Asylum : inside the closed world of state mental hospitals by Christopher Payne( Book )
15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 730 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
Migraine : understanding a common disorder by Oliver Sacks( Book )
18 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 706 libraries worldwide
Symptômes, nature, origine, thérapie
Musicophilia : [tales of music and the brain] by Oliver Sacks( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and French and held by 615 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( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 577 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 529 libraries worldwide
Migräne
The mind's eye by Oliver Sacks( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 521 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 )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 445 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
Musical minds ( visu )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 376 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
A leg to stand on by Oliver Sacks( Book )
42 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 299 libraries worldwide
A neurologist describes his struggle to recover from a mountain climbing accident and examines the effects of a neural injury on the sense of self
The man who mistook his wife for a hat by Michael Nyman( file )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and Multiple languages and held by 250 libraries worldwide
Awakenings by Penny Marshall( visu )
36 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 185 libraries worldwide
True story of a shy, dedicated doctor who uses an experimental drug to awaken the catatonic victims of a rare disease
 
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Alternative Names
Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks Amerikaans schrijver
Oliver Sacks British neurologist and writer
Oliver Sacks Britse neuroloog en skrywer
Oliver Sacks dokter asal Britania Raya
Oliver Sacks neurologo e scrittore inglese
Oliver Sacks neurologue et écrivain britannique
Oliver Sacks US-amerikanischer Neurologe, Autor populärwissenschaftlicher Bücher
Oliver Wolf Sacks
Oliverius Sacks
Sachs Oliver W.
Sacks , Oliver
Sacks, Oliver 1933-
Sacks, Oliver 1933-2015
Sacks , Oliver W.
Sacks, Oliver W 1933-
Sacks, Oliver W. 1933-2015
Sacks, Oliver W. (Oliver Wolf), 1933-2015
Sacks Oliver Wolf
Sacks, Oliver Wolf 1933-
Sacks, Oliver Wolf 1933-2015
Sacks, Olivier.
Sāks, Uwlīfir 1933-2015
Sakss, Olivers 1933-
Оливер Сакс
Оливер Сакс британски невролог и научен писател
Оливър Сакс
Олівер Сакс
Сакс, Оливер
Օլիվեր Վոլֆ Սաքս ամերիկացի նյարդաբույժ
אוליבר סאקס
אוליבר סאקס סופר בריטי
סאקס, אוליבר 1933-2015
סאקס, אוליבר ו 1933-2015
סקס, אוליבר 1933-2015
סקס, אוליבר ו 1933-2015
الیور ساکس نویسنده و شیمی‌دان آمریکایی
أوليفر ساكس
‏أوليفر ساكس، 1933-
অলিভার স্যাক্স
ஆலிவர் சாக்சு
ഒലിവർ സാക്സ്
삭스, 올리버 1933-2015
색스, 올리버 1933-2015
올리버 색스
オリバー・サックス
サックス, オリヴァー
サックス, オリバー
奧利佛·薩克斯
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English (791)
German (56)
Spanish (32)
Chinese (16)
Dutch (16)
French (11)
Japanese (7)
Multiple languages (6)
Russian (5)
Korean (5)
Turkish (3)
Portuguese (3)
Swedish (1)
Arabic (1)
Polish (1)
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