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Oliver Sacks, An Explorer, Who was Our Brain & Heart Moved On at 82

August 30th, 2015
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    Oliver Sacks, doctor of ‘Awakenings’ and poet laureate of medicine, dies at 82

    New Yorker

    As both a physician and as a writer, Sacks’s two great themes were identity and adaptation.
    Oliver Sacks, the Doctor
    By Jerome Groopman

    Temple Grandin’s moving tribute to Oliver Sacks here. (How Oliver changed her life from Wired)

    I’m a visual thinker, and Oliver’s definitely not a visual thinker; he’s a word thinker. But when it came to describing my mind, that’s where he got me right. He was extremely good at getting inside the heads of people who had these different types of neurological disorders.

    Oliver Sacks blog

    See my Oliver Sack’s Archive.
    The Music Never Stopped

    Oliver Sack – On the move

  • “Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.” Oliver Sacks

    Oliver Sacks – The Music Never Stopped

    July 24th, 2015
  • The Music Never Stopped

    Based on Oliver Sacks’ essay The Last Hippie, the film tells the father-son relationship between Henry Sawyer (J.K. Simmons) and his son, Gabriel (Lou Taylor Pucci), who suffers from a brain tumor that prevents him from forming new memories. Henry, with his son unable to shed light on their strained relationship, must connect with him through music.

  • Oliver Sacks – My Periodic Table (NYtimes)

  • 11 Beautiful Oliver Sacks Quotes That Capture the The Power of Music

    “Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.”

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    As Oliver Sacks observes the mind through music, his belief in a science of empathy takes on new dimension.

    photo via Doron Gild

    On the move,the Brain and the Heart of Oliver Sacks

  • On the Move, the Brain and the Heart of Oliver Sacks

    July 8th, 2015
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    Happy birthday Oliver Sacks! (July 9, 1933)

    “I sometimes wonder why I have spent more than fifty years in New York, when it was the West, and especially the Southwest, which so enthralled me. I now have many ties in New York—to my patients, my students, my friends, and my analyst—but I have never felt it move me the way California did. I suspect my nostalgia may be not only for the place itself but for youth, and a very different time, and being in love, and being able to say, ‘The future is before me.'” —from ON THE MOVE

    David Ehrenstein Exemplary Life of Oliver Sacks

    Famed neurologist exchanged his white coat by nightfall for motorcycle leathers

    Oliver Sacks on Twitter

    Vanity Fair with photo slideshow

    Atlantic -Oliver knows what it really means to live

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    Oliver Sacks and Robin Williams