Franklin

The mind's eye / Oliver Sacks.

Author/Creator:
Sacks, Oliver, 1933-2015.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 263 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Subjects:
Communicative disorders -- Popular works.
Cognition disorders -- Popular works.
Face perception -- Popular works.
Perception -- Popular works.
Neurology -- Anecdotes.
Medical subjects:
Neurology -- Popular Works.
Communication Disorders -- Popular Works.
Perceptual Disorders -- Popular Works.
Visual Perception -- Popular Works.
Summary:
Includes stories of people who are able to navigate the world and communicate with others despite losing what many of us consider indispensable senses and faculties: the power of speech, the capacity to recognize faces, the sense of three-dimensional space, the ability to read, and the sense of sight. This book is a testament to the complexity of vision and the brain and to the power of creativity and adaptation, and it provides a whole new perspective on the power of language and communication, as we try to imagine what it is to perceive through another person's eyes, or another person's mind.
Contents:
Sight reading
Recalled to life
A man of letters
Face-blind
Stereo Sue
Persistence of vision: a journal
The mind's eye.
Notes:
"A Borzoi book" -- T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-252) and index.
ISBN:
9780307272089
0307272087
OCLC:
505417145
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