Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Mind's Eye

Cases. Readers who enjoy a blend of personal stories and science will be those who most appreciate Oliver Sachs’ latest book, The Mind’s Eye. This book blends the author’s personal story with some medical cases, all of which present a fascinating story about how the mind adapts to changes in vision. Sachs suffers from a condition called “face blindness” in which he cannot visually identify individuals, even those he has met often. Other cases include a professional musician who can no longer see musical scores, but plays now from memory, and a writer who can no longer read, but continues to be able to write. While the book contains footnotes and a bibliography, the reading audience is likely to be general readers, not professionals.

Rating: Three-star (Recommended)
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