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Title:An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales
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Publisher:Picador
ISBN:0330343475
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Number of Pages:318
Category:Non fiction, Science, Psychology, Neuroscience, Essays, Medicine

An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales by Oliver Sacks

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Have you ever seen something that wasn t really there Heard someone call your name in an empty house Sensed someone following you and turned around to find nothing br br Hallucinations don t belong wholly to the insane Much more commonly they are linked to sensory deprivation intoxication illness or injury People with migraines may see shimmering arcs of light or tiny Lilliputian figures of animals and people People with failing eyesight paradoxically may become immersed in a hallucinatory visual world Hallucinations can be brought on by a simple fever or even the act of waking or falling asleep when people have visions ranging from luminous blobs of color to beautifully detailed faces or terrifying ogres Those who are bereaved may receive comforting visits from the departed In some conditions hallucinations can lead to religious epiphanies or even the feeling of leaving one s own body br br Humans have always sought such life changing visions and for thousands of years have used hallucinogenic compounds to achieve them As a young doctor in California in the s Oliver Sacks had both a personal and a professional interest in psychedelics These along with his early migraine experiences launched a lifelong investigation into the varieties of hallucinatory experience br br Here with his usual elegance curiosity and compassion Dr Sacks weaves together stories of his patients and of his own mind altering experiences to illuminate what hallucinations tell us about the organization and structure of our brains how they have influenced every culture s folklore and art and why the potential for hallucination is present in us all a vital part of the human condition br, i Awakenings i 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 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, Like b The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat b this is a fascinating voyage into a strange and wonderful land a provocative meditation on communication biology adaptation and culture In b Seeing Voices b 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 b Seeing Voices b is as Studs Terkel has written an exquisite as well as revelatory work, With the same trademark compassion and erudition he brought to The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Oliver Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition In Musicophilia he shows us a variety of what he calls musical misalignments Among them a man struck by lightning who suddenly desires to become a pianist at the age of forty two an entire group of children with Williams syndrome who are hypermusical from birth people with amusia to whom a symphony sounds like the clattering of pots and pans and a man whose memory spans only seven seconds for everything but music Illuminating inspiring and utterly unforgettable Musicophilia is Oliver Sacks latest masterpiece