Happy Birthday, Oliver Sacks!

Neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks turns 81 today (Wednesday, July 9)! This man has written a number of books that look at the workings of the brain and explains various aspects of this amazing organ in an accessible way. We have a number of his books here in the library ready and waiting to be checked out.

If you haven’t been exposed to Sacks before here’s a recording of his TED talk from 2009 that looks at how hallucinations reveal things about our minds:

And here are a few of the titles we have here in the library:

An Anthropologist on Mars

An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales
RC 351 .S1948 1996

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales
RC 351 .S195 1998

Musicophilia

Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
ML 3830 .S13 2007

The Mind's Eye

The Mind’s Eye
RC 423 .S23 2010

Hallucinations

Hallucinations
RC 533 .H3 S33 2012

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