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 patientsâ€™ creative adaptations to losing fundamental life skills as they are still communicating with others. Sacksâ€™ new book, â€śThe Mindâ€™s Eye,â€ť 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.Â (Sacks has Prosopagnosia, orÂ ‘face-blindness’.)Â Sacks is the author of â€śThe Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat,â€ť â€śAwakeningsâ€ť and â€śMusicophiliaâ€ť among his vast work on case histories of patients suffering neurological oddities.Â Oliver Sacks, M.D. is professor of neurology and psychiatry Columbia University.