The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Book
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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat


  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Date : 2021-09-14
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781039002494

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In his most beloved and extraordinary book, Dr. Sacks recounts the case histories of patients inhabiting the compelling world of neurological disorders. Featuring a preface never before included. Oliver Sacks's The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with perceptual and intellectual disorders: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects; whose limbs seem alien to them; who lack some skills yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents. In Dr. Sacks's splendid and sympathetic telling, his patients are deeply human, and his tales are studies of struggles against incredible adversity. A great healer, Sacks never loses sight of medicine's ultimate responsibility: "the suffering, afflicted, fighting human subject."

Imagination Book

Imagination


  • Author : Jim Davies
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Date : 2019-11-05
  • Category : Science
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781643132884

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We don’t think of imagination the way that we should. The word is often only associated with children, artists and daydreamers, but in reality, imagination is an integral part of almost every action and decision that we make. Simply put, imagination is a person’s ability to create scenarios in his or her head: this can include everything from planning a grocery list, to honing a golf swing, to having religious hallucinations. And while imagination has positive connotations, it can also lead to decreased productivity and cooperation, or worse, the continuous reliving of past trauma.The human brain is remarkable in its ability to imagine—it can imagine complex possible futures, fantasy worlds, or tasty meals. We can use our imaginations to make us relaxed or anxious. We can imagine what the world might be, and construct elaborate plans. People have been fascinated with the machination of the human brain and its ability to imagine for centuries. There are books on creativity, dreams, memory, and the mind in general, but how exactly do we create those scenes in our head? With chapters ranging from hallucination and imaginary friends to how imagination can make you happier and more productive, Jim Davies' Imagination will help us explore the full potential of our own mind.

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Book

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat


  • Author : Dario Krpan
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Date : 2017-07-05
  • Category :
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : 9781351351454

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In The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, neurologist Oliver Sacks looked at the cutting-edge work taking place in his field, and decided that much of it was not fit for purpose. Sacks found it hard to understand why most doctors adopted a mechanical and impersonal approach to their patients, and opened his mind to new ways to treat people with neurological disorders. He explored the question of deciding what such new ways might be by deploying his formidable creative thinking skills. Sacks felt the issues at the heart of patient care needed redefining, because the way they were being dealt with hurt not only patients, but practitioners too. They limited a physician's capacity to understand and then treat a patient's condition. To highlight the issue, Sacks wrote the stories of 24 patients and their neurological clinical conditions. In the process, he rebelled against traditional methodology by focusing on his patients' subjective experiences. Sacks did not only write about his patients in original ways - he attempt to come up with creative ways of treating them as well. At root, his method was to try to help each person individually, with the core aim of finding meaning and a sense of identity despite, or even thanks to, the patients' condition. Sacks thus redefined the issue of neurological work in a new way, and his ideas were so influential that they heralded the arrival of a broader movement - narrative medicine - that placed stronger emphasis on listening to and incorporating patients' experiences and insights into their care.

Musicophilia Book
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Musicophilia


  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Date : 2010-02-05
  • Category : Psychology
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780307373496

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What goes on in human beings when they make or listen to music? What is it about music, what gives it such peculiar power over us, power delectable and beneficent for the most part, but also capable of uncontrollable and sometimes destructive force? Music has no concepts, it lacks images; it has no power of representation, it has no relation to the world. And yet it is evident in all of us–we tap our feet, we keep time, hum, sing, conduct music, mirror the melodic contours and feelings of what we hear in our movements and expressions. In this book, Oliver Sacks explores the power music wields over us–a power that sometimes we control and at other times don’t. He explores, in his inimitable fashion, how it can provide access to otherwise unreachable emotional states, how it can revivify neurological avenues that have been frozen, evoke memories of earlier, lost events or states or bring those with neurological disorders back to a time when the world was much richer. This is a book that explores, like no other, the myriad dimensions of our experience of and with music.

Awakenings Book
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Awakenings


  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Date : 2011-03-04
  • Category : Psychology
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9780307371058

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Awakenings — which inspired the major motion picture — is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Oliver Sacks gave them the then-new drug L-DOPA, which had an astonishing, explosive, "awakening" effect. Dr. Sacks recounts the moving case histories of his patients, their lives, and the extraordinary transformations which went with their reintroduction to a changed world.

The Man who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Book

The Man who Mistook His Wife for a Hat


  • Author : Michael Nyman
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1996
  • Category : Music
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822025309246

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(Music Sales America). Chamber Opera. Libretto by Oliver Sacks, Christopher Rawlence and Michael Morris after The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat by Oliver Sacks. First performed on 27 October 1986. Duration 1hr 10 minutes. A full score is available for hire or purchase, performance material is available for hire. Scored for Soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Harp, Piano, 2 Violins, Viola, 2 Cellos.

A Leg to Stand On Book
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A Leg to Stand On


  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Date : 1998-04-29
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780684853956

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A neurologist describes his struggle to recover from a mountain climbing accident and examines the effects of a neural injury on the sense of self

An Anthropologist on Mars Book
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An Anthropologist on Mars


  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Date : 2014-01-27
  • Category : Psychology
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN : 9780307367808

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Here are seven detailed and fascinating portraits of neurological patients, including a surgeon consumed by the compulsive tics of Tourette's syndrome unless he is operating; an artist who loses all sense of color in a car accident, but finds a new sensibility and creative power in black and white; and an autistic professor who cannot decipher the simplest social exchange between humans, but has built a career out of her intuitive understanding of animal behavior. Sacks combines the well honed mind of an academician with the verve of a true storyteller, and manages to produce a book at once accessible and challenging. The capacity to observe the patient as a different form of human being, instead of as just an 'interesting case', is a true insight into what Medicine should be; furthermore, as the author insistently teaches, neurological diseases differ from other ailments in that they become a true portion of the persona, and ,in a sense, they belong to the patient, whereas most people consider disease to be something that 'happens' to them, an outside influence not to be confused with the true Self. It is a truly accessible and moving book, and teaches us all something about the diversity and depths of the human kind.

The Man who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales Book

The Man who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales


  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1985
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : UOM:39015010609959

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Presents a series of stories about men and women who, representing both medical and literary oddities, raise fundamental questions about the nature of reality

Seeing Voices Book
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Seeing Voices


  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Date : 2011-03-04
  • Category : Psychology
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780307365750

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Like The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, this is a fascinating voyage into a strange and wonderful land, a provocative meditation on communication, biology, adaptation, and culture. In Seeing Voices, Oliver Sacks turns his attention to the subject of deafness, and the result is a deeply felt portrait of a minority struggling for recognition and respect — a minority with its own rich, sometimes astonishing, culture and unique visual language, an extraordinary mode of communication that tells us much about the basis of language in hearing people as well. Seeing Voices is, as Studs Terkel has written, "an exquisite, as well as revelatory, work."

Oaxaca Journal Book
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Oaxaca Journal


  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Date : 2012-03-06
  • Category : Travel
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9780307402165

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"I have been an inveterate keeper of journals since I was 14 especially at times of adventure and crisis and travel. Here, for the first time, such a journal made its way to publication, not that much changed from the raw, handwritten journal that I kept during my fascinated 9 days in Oaxaca." Dr. Oliver Sacks Oliver Sacks is best known as an explorer of the human mind, a neurologist with a gift for the complex, insightful portrayals of people and their conditions that fuel the phenomenal success of his books. But he is also a card-carrying member of the American Fern Society, and since childhood has been fascinated by these primitive plants and their ability to survive and adapt. Now the bestselling author of Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat brings his ceaseless curiosity and eye for the wondrous to the province of Oaxaca, Mexico. Oaxaca Journal is Sacks's spellbinding account of his trip with a group of fellow fern enthusiasts to the beautiful, history-steeped province of Oaxaca. Bringing together Sacks's passion for natural history and the richness of human culture with his penetrating curiosity and trammeling eye for detail, Oaxaca Journal is a captivating evocation of a places, its plants, its people and its myriad wonders.

On the Move Book
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On the Move


  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Date : 2015-04-28
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN : 9780345808981

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An impassioned, tender, and joyous memoir by the author of Musicophilia and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: “Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far.” It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move is infused with his restless energy. As he recounts his experiences as a young neurologist in the early 1960s, first in California, where he struggled with drug addiction and then in New York, where he discovered a long-forgotten illness in the back wards of a chronic hospital, we see how his engagement with patients comes to define his life. With unbridled honesty and humor, Sacks shows us that the same energy that drives his physical passions--weight lifting and swimming--also drives his cerebral passions. He writes about his love affairs, both romantic and intellectual; his guilt over leaving his family to come to America; his bond with his schizophrenic brother; and the writers and scientists--Thom Gunn, A. R. Luria, W. H. Auden, Gerald M. Edelman, Francis Crick--who influenced him. On the Move is the story of a brilliantly unconventional physician and writer--and of the man who has illuminated the many ways that the brain makes us human.

Hammer Complete Book

Hammer Complete


  • Author : Howard Maxford
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Date : 2019-11-08
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 992
  • ISBN : 9781476629148

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Think you know everything there is to know about Hammer Films, the fabled "Studio that Dripped Blood?" The lowdown on all the imperishable classics of horror, like The Curse of Frankenstein, Horror of Dracula and The Devil Rides Out? What about the company's less blood-curdling back catalog? What about the musicals, comedies and travelogues, the fantasies and historical epics--not to mention the pirate adventures? This lavishly illustrated encyclopedia covers every Hammer film and television production in thorough detail, including budgets, shooting schedules, publicity and more, along with all the actors, supporting players, writers, directors, producers, composers and technicians. Packed with quotes, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, credit lists and production specifics, this all-inclusive reference work is the last word on this cherished cinematic institution.

Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology Book

Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology


  • Author : Carol R. Ember
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Date : 2003-12-31
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 1071
  • ISBN : 9780306477546

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Medical practitioners and the ordinary citizen are becoming more aware that we need to understand cultural variation in medical belief and practice. The more we know how health and disease are managed in different cultures, the more we can recognize what is "culture bound" in our own medical belief and practice. The Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology is unique because it is the first reference work to describe the cultural practices relevant to health in the world's cultures and to provide an overview of important topics in medical anthropology. No other single reference work comes close to marching the depth and breadth of information on the varying cultural background of health and illness around the world. More than 100 experts - anthropologists and other social scientists - have contributed their firsthand experience of medical cultures from around the world.

Gratitude Book
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Gratitude


  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Date : 2015-11-24
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 9780345811370

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A deeply moving testimony and celebration of how to embrace life. In January 2015, Oliver Sacks was diagnosed with a recurrence of cancer, and he shared this news in a New York Times essay that inspired readers all over the world: "I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude.... Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure." Gratitude consists of four essays that originally appeared in The New York Times, accompanied by a foreword that describes the occasion of each chapter. The foreword is written by Billy Hayes, Oliver Sacks's partner, and Kate Edgar, his long time collaborator.