Articles tagged oliver sacks

20 Questions: Oliver Sacks

Neurologist and philosopher Oliver Sacks possesses a tireless intellect, a perpetual curiosity, and a compassionate understanding of humans.

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None Are So Blind As Those Who Will Not See: ‘The Mind’s Eye’ by Oliver Sacks

In this telling of his own encounter with blindness, the neurologist and author Oliver Sacks reminds us that there are few human failings worse than taking for granted life and its manifold hidden miracles.

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The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves by Siri Hustvedt

Hustvedt's book raises the timeless, ultimately unanswerable question of what it means to be an embodied self in the world.

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20 Questions: Thomas Dolby

Thomas Dolby's electronic impulses are fed by neurological brainstorms generated by the likes of Oliver Sacks and the artists and scientists of TED. PopMatters' 20 Questions gets a zap from Dolby's electrifying fingertips.

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Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks

Music is grace and joy and not easily subjected to cold clinical analysis, not even when the writer is someone as gifted as Oliver Sacks.

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19 Oct 2007 // 2:23 AM

Photograph by Soffia Gisladottir The neurologist Oliver Sacks has an extraordinary ability to write the life of the mind. Where others see illness, dementia, a

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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