OLIVER SACKS and The Mind’s Eye
September 5, 2011
[REBROADCAST] Neurologist OLIVER SACKS returns to Radio Times explaining the complexity of the brain through new stories of his patients’ creative adaptations to losing fundamental life skills as they are still communicating with others. Sacks’ new book, “The Mind’s Eye,” examines medical cases of people who have adjusted to their new lives after losing either their speech and sight; the ability to recognize faces; or the knowledge of three-dimensional space and other afflictions. (Sacks has Prosopagnosia, or ’face-blindness’.) Sacks is the author of “The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat,” “Awakenings” and “Musicophilia” among his vast work on case histories of patients suffering neurological oddities. Oliver Sacks, M.D. is professor of neurology and psychiatry Columbia University.