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For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales [ebook] by Oliver Sacks (epub/mobi) Still other patients experience organically based hallucinations. Hallucinations continue to fascinate people throughout the world. The mere Download book EPUB. Chapters Table of Oliver W. Sacks, Jan Dirk Blom. Download and Read Free Online Hallucinations Oliver Sacks books, good books, online books, books online, book reviews epub, read books online, books to.

The best-selling author of On the Move, Musicophilia, and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Sacks is known for his illuminating case histories about people living with neurological conditions at the far borderlands of human experience. But his grasp of science was not restricted to neuroscience or medicine; he was fascinated by the issues, ideas, and questions of all the sciences. That wide-ranging expertise and passion informs the perspective of this book, in which he interrogates the nature not only of human experience but of all life. In The River of Consciousness, Dr. Sacks takes on evolution, botany, chemistry, medicine, neuroscience, and the arts, and calls upon his great scientific and creative heroes—above all, Darwin, Freud, and William James. For Sacks, these thinkers were constant companions from an early age; the questions they explored—the meaning of evolution, the roots of creativity, and the nature of consciousness—lie at the heart of science and of this book. Reading a book published after its authors death, especially if he is as prodigiously alive on every page as Oliver Sacks, as curious, avid and thrillingly fluent, brings both the joy of hearing from him again, and the regret of knowing it will likely be the last time. For those thousands of correspondents, The River of Consciousness will feel like a reprieve — we get to spend time again with Sacks the botanist, the historian of science, the marine biologist and, of course, the neurologist Guardian An incisive and generous inquiry into human nature Elle.


In the opening essay, Lilian is a pianist who loses the ability to read first music, then print, and then develops more widespread difficulties recognizing objects.

As her deficit progresses, Lilian develops compensatory mechanisms, for example, using color and typical locations of things to identify objects — wreaking havoc for her when someone rearranges things.

This idea makes intuitive sense, but there is considerable dispute among scientists about the nature of visual imagery even in the sighted 1 , raising serious questions about the mechanisms underlying imagery in the blind or sighted. Sacks also suggests that language may serve as the ultimate medium through which the blind can experience what the sighted perceive.

The River of Consciousness

More generally, is seeing necessary to know the world of the sighted? This deep question has been around for centuries 2 and has recently recaptured the interest of cognitive scientists examining representations of visual phenomena in the blind 3 , 4. It should be assigned reading to physicians who treat patients with brain disorders. The book should also be attractive to budding cognitive scientists and neuroscientists.

Its only limitation is the emphasis on phenomenology, sometimes at the expense of scientific explanation. Patients such as those Sacks describes have been studied scientifically in many published papers, and we know a fair amount about the mechanisms underlying the disorders.

There are solid references to the science throughout the book, but readers who want more will benefit from reading some of the original scientific papers. Meanwhile, his essays serve as an important first hook for all of us. References 1.

The Construction of Visual Reality. Consciousness, Memory, and Hallucinations.

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A Network Model of Hallucinations. The Construction of Hallucination: History and Epistemology. Visual Hallucinations.

Auditory Verbal Hallucinations. Kelly M. Diederen, Iris E. Musical Hallucinations.

Olfactory and Gustatory Hallucinations. Hallucinations of Bodily Sensation. Hallucinatory Pain: Central Pain.


Autoscopic Phenomena: Clinical and Experimental Perspectives. Sensed Presences. Functional Neuroimaging of Hallucinations. Neurophysiological Research: Psychoactive Substances.


Vicka Corey, John H. Halpern, Torsten Passie. Examining the Continuum Model of Auditory Hallucinations: A Review of Cognitive Mechanisms. Classical Somatic Treatments: Pharmacotherapy and ECT. Experimental Somatic Treatments: Christina W.

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