Oliver Sacks on neuropsychiatric weirdness and ‘Hallucinations’

Nov 13, 2012


“Hallucinations” by Oliver Sacks Credit: Knopf

 Dr. Oliver Sacks is a physician, professor of neurology, and best selling author. His books, notably “The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat,” “Musicophilia,” and “The Mind’s Eye” have captivated large audiences because of their ability to combine the intrigue of neuroscience and psychology with engaging narratives and stories.

Sacks’s latest, “Hallucinations,” explores peculiar sensations of things that aren’t really there, not as a sign of madness but as a commonplace occurrence in humans. According to Publisher’s Weekly, Sacks approaches the weird neuropsychiatry “as both a brain scientist and a humanist,” a tactic that makes “Hallucinations” a fascinating read for a wide audience.


Oliver Sacks, M.D., author of physician, professor of neurology at NYU School of Medicine, best-selling author 

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