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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales

And Other Clinical Tales

By Oliver Sacks
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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales: And Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales (1985) explores the fascinating effects of brain damage on our perception, capabilities, personalities and behavior by examining some of the world’s most interesting (and bizarre) psychological and neuroscientific cases.

  • Anyone interested in how their brain works
  • Anyone who is fascinated by the causes of bizarre behavior
  • Anyone hoping to understand people who experience the world differently

Oliver Sacks was a world-renowned neurologist, writer and professor at the New York University School of Medicine. He has written several successful books, including Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. His book Awakenings was adapted into an Academy Award-nominated film.

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