Oliver W. Sacks
Apr 27, 2013 — Sacks turns 80 this year. Philosopher Alva NoŽ asks the question: What makes Sacks' work so important?
Nov 13, 2012 — The world's first essayist, Michel Montaigne, was out riding one day when he got slammed from the rear, was thrown from his horse, crashed to the ground and for a brief time was, as he puts it, "dead." He described exactly what it felt like. Here's what he learned.
Nov 7, 2012 — You're born, live and die with one body. One is all you get. But some people, says neurologist Oliver Sacks, occasionally get another one; it's an illusion, a hallucination, but it follows you around, copying everything you do. It looks like it's keeping you company. But it's not.
Nov 6, 2012 — The famed neurologist talks to Fresh Air about how grief, trauma, brain injury, medications and neurological disorders can trigger hallucinations — and about his personal experimentation with hallucinogenic drugs in the 1960s.
Oct 24, 2012 — Neurologist Oliver Sacks' new book is a thoughtful look at hallucinations — visual and otherwise. In this exclusive excerpt, we learn about auditory hallucinations — and that not everyone who hears voices is necessarily mentally ill.
Sep 4, 2011 — Photographer Christopher Payne documents the crumbling asylums of yesteryear.
Oct 26, 2010 — Neurologist Oliver Sacks is famous for his case studies of people with neurological disorders that cause unusual problems with perception. In The Mind's Eye, Sacks turns to himself, explaining how an eye tumor affected his vision and perception of the world.
Jan 5, 2009 — In her new book, Animals Make Us Human, Temple Grandin examines common notions of animal happiness and concludes that dogs, cats, horses, cows and zoo animals — among other creatures — possess an emotional system akin to that of humans.
Jul 24, 2008 — Mystery writer Howard Engel woke up one morning terrified to find that he couldn't read the words in the newspaper. In his new memoir, Engel describes living with a rare condition called word blindness, which leaves him able to write, but unable to read.
Dec 15, 2007 — One night, an elderly woman woke up to a female voice singing Irish ballads. The problem was the voice was in her head. Dr. Oliver Sacks was able to determine why she heard the voice. But the more interesting question was — whose voice was it?