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The Mind's Eye (Paperback)

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With compassion and insight, Dr. Oliver Sacks again illuminates the mysteries of the brain by introducing us to some remarkable characters, including Pat, who remains a vivacious communicator despite the stroke that deprives her of speech, and Howard, a novelist who loses the ability to read. Sacks investigates those who can see perfectly well but are unable to recognize faces, even those of their own children. He describes totally blind people who navigate by touch and smell; and others who, ironically, become hyper-visual. Finally, he recounts his own battle with an eye tumor and the strange visual symptoms it caused. As he has done in classics like "The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat" and "Awakenings," Dr. Sacks shows us that medicine is both an art and a science, and that our ability to imagine what it is to see with another person''s mind is what makes us truly human.

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Publisher Vintage Books
Mfg Part# 9780307473028
SKU 219605662
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0307473023
Release Date 10/4/2011
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0263
Publisher Vintage Books
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