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"She believed she could, so she did." - R.S. Grey
"She believed she could, so she did." - R.S. Grey

An Anthropologist On Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales

By Oliver SACKS
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Book Details
  • Author: Oliver SACKS
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Published: 1995-01-01
  • Edition: 1st
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These are paradoxical tales, for neurological disease can conduct one to other modes of being that - however abnormal they may be to our way of thinking - may develop virtues and beauties of their own. The exploration of these individual lives is not one that can be made in a consulting room or office, and Sacks has taken off his white coat and deserted the hospital, by and large, to join his subjects in their own environments. He feels, he says, in part like a neuroanthropologist, but most of all like a physician, called here and there to make house calls, house calls at the far border of experience. Along the way, he shows us a new perspective on the way our brains construct our individual worlds. In his lucid and compelling reconstructions of the mental acts we take for granted - the act of seeing, the transport of memory, the notion of color - Oliver Sacks provokes anew a sense of wonder at who we are.

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