The Mind's Eye

The Mind's Eye

Audiobook CD - 2010
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In The Mind's Eye, Sacks examines questions ranging from the primary experiences of how we perceive depth or color or motion to the complex matter of how different individuals have varied ways of thinking and experiencing or recreating the visual world. Like The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and An Anthropologist on Mars, Sacks's new book is based primarily on individual stories - including Sacks's own experience of an ocular tumor that left him unable to perceive depth. As always, he embeds these case histories in a rich historical and scientific context. Sacks goes beyond basic vision to explore perception, hallucination and the power of visualization, as well as the ocular effects of migraine, epilepsy and other conditions.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, p2010
ISBN: 9780739383919
Characteristics: 7 sound discs (8 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Davidson, Richard M. 1940-


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Jun 05, 2017

A well narrated book; well organized; the last chapter was the most interesting and was written better than the others. A wide array of aspects of visual perception and its loss(es) was made interesting and clearly and sympathetically explained.

debwalker Nov 18, 2010

Oliver Sacks examines how the visual cortex makes sense of what we see and what we don't.

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