The Mind's Eye - Oliver W. Sacks

A new book by the prominent neurologist Oliver Sacks is always cause for excitement, and THE MIND’S EYE (Knopf, $26.95), his new collection of six stories about patients with neurologically-based vision problems, has two added pleasures: an update on the continuing visual impairments suffered by the eponymous patient of The Man Who Mistook His  Wife For A Hat, and the inclusion of two deeply personal essays about Dr. Sacks’s own case.  In “Face-Blind,” Sacks recounts his lifelong inability to recognize or recollect faces and places and his coping mechanisms for adapting to and compensating for this visual deficit.  In another piece he writes about feeling like a terrified child when a melanoma is diagnosed in his eye. 

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ISBN: 9780307473028
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Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2011