From the author of the best-selling "Musicophilia "(hailed as "luminous, original, and indispensable" by "The American Scholar"), an exploration of vision through the case histories of six individuals--including a renowned pianist who continues to give concerts despite losing the ability to read the score, and a neurobiologist born with crossed eyes who, late in life, suddenly acquires binocular vision, and how her brain adapts to that new skill. Most dramatically, Sacks gives us a riveting account of the appearance of a tumor in his own eye, the strange visual symptoms he observed, an experience that left him unable to perceive depth.
In "The Mind's Eye, " Oliver Sacks explores some of the most fundamental facets of human experience--how we see in three dimensions, how we represent the world internally when our eyes are closed, and the remarkable, unpredictable ways that our brains find new ways of perceiving that create worlds as complete and rich as the no-longer-visible world.
"From the Hardcover edition."
A "Financial Times" Best Book
A "Globe and Mail" Best Book
A "New York Times" Notable Book
"Compelling. . . . Uplifting. . . . One more chance to bask in an extraordinary man's irrepressible belief in the human potential to do more than survive the travails of our fragility."
"Awe-inspiring. . . . A deeply moving book."
--Norman Doidge, "The Globe and Mail"
"--The New York Times Book Review" (Editor's Choice)
"Sacks invites readers to imagine their way into minds unlike their own, encouraging a radical form of empathy. . . . The Mind's Eye expresses a stubborn hope."
--"Los Angeles Times"
"Frank and moving. . . . His books resonate because they reveal as much about the force of character as they do about neurology."
"It is a measure of his artistry that Sacks slots such funk and anxiety into a book that's mostly about the plasticity and adaptability of the human brain;x
Format: Audio CD
Published: 26th October 2010
Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE
Dimensions (cm): 14.935 x 13.106 x 2.972
Weight (kg): 0.236