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Oliver Sacks on the mysteries of the mind




Dr. Oliver Sacks speaks at the Music Has Power Awards Benefit, New York City, 2006.
Dr. Oliver Sacks speaks at the Music Has Power Awards Benefit, New York City, 2006.
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Distinguished neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks has transformed our understanding of the human mind through his writings about the far boundaries of neurological experience.

He joins Patt with stories of some remarkable characters who’ve suffered some form of neurological damage, including Howard, a novelist who loses the ability to read; Pat, who manages to communicate ever after a stroke deprives her of speech; and finally, himself, and the strange ocular symptoms he encountered in his own battle with an eye tumor.

Guest:

Dr. Oliver Sacks, professor of neurology and psychiatry at Columbia University; author of "The Mind’s Eye," "Musicophilia," and "The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat"