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SUMMARY The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales 107 ã Oliver Sacks solía celebrar su cumpleaños vestido con una camiseta en la ue aparecía el elemento de la tabla periódica ue correspondía a los años ue cumplía Hacía esto movido por una pasión casi poética por la matemática y la neHorizontes sin relieve de los pacientes de las personas sin memoria sin palabras sin piel a veces sin cuerpo siuiera para sí mismos Se pierde él en los planos sin escala en la búsueda en mitad de la oscuridad sin nombres a los ue llama a voz en grito «¿Estás ahí» Y todos contestan «Sí estoy auí estoy perdido tengo miedo y rabia Estoy solo Pero este soy yo. This is not only an informative work on neurological disorders but a humbling meditation on the beauty of imperfection Through entering the worlds of a number of limited individuals Sacks reveals the brain's and therefore the individual's remarkable ability to overcompensate for cognitive deficiencies As a result of these heightened states of perception the often frightening and infinitely compelling worlds of each individual are manifested in the means with which they organize and engage with the ordinary whether it be through mathematics dance music or the visual arts In simply dealing they manage to transcend Sacks explores the varying cognitive expressions of his patients without coming across as cold sterile or objectifying Rather he devotes a chapter to each individual case creating in the reader a sense that they are engrossed in a series of fictional character studies rather than a dry psychological manual or the surface level observations and blind assumptions of a pompous intellectual This would be a perfect starting point for anyone interested in learning a bit about abnormal psychology

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Oliver Sacks solía celebrar su cumpleaños vestido con una camiseta en la ue aparecía el elemento de la tabla periódica ue correspondía a los años ue cumplía Hacía esto movido por una pasión casi poética por la matemática y la neurología pero también por una atracción rigurosamente científica hacia lo ue más allá de lo fisiológico nos define como hum. It's rare that I read non fiction It's just not my bagThat said this is one of the most fascinating books I've ever read I'm guessing I've brought it up hundreds of times in conversationIt's written by a neurologist who works with people who have stranger than usual brain issues And not only are the cases interesting but the way he writes about the people invovled is really lovely It's not clinical at all Not judgemental It's very loving I would say It's interesting to see someone who obviously knows a lot of hard line science write about these cases in terms that seem to me suited to someone who would be a philosopher or a spiritualistAmazing book Can't recommend it highly enough

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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical TalesAnos y nos hace individuos irrepetibles excepcionales únicos Su obra nos habla de la armonía extraña ue se establece en el baile continuo del cerebro y la mente de nuestra materia y lo inmaterial del cuerpo grave y el humo fugitivo Así la fascinación el asombro y la comprensión profunda de las historias clínicas nos muestran a Sacks adentrándose a pelo en los. This is an utterly fascinating book a collection of case studies by neurologist Oliver Sacks presented in an eminently readable style These studies deal with the most extraordinary mental conditions often arising from damage to the brain from the title case where a man in full charge of his faculties is unable to identify the purpose of any object thus his mistaking his wife for a hat to individuals who again otherwise wholly reasonable will deny ownership of one of their limbsThis isn't presented as a freak show Each person is shown as an individual demanding our respect and sympathy The over arching message is how little we understand ourselves and how both revealing and bizarre it is when the machinery of the mind breaks downAn enthralling humbling read that will make you think in ways you have never thought before Join my 3 emails a year newsletter #prizes