Remembering Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks was a well-known neurologist and author. His books offered accessible case studies of the intricacies and unique nature of the human brain.

In February 2015 Sacks wrote an Op-Ed piece for The New York Times on learning he had terminal cancer. On Sunday, August 30, Sacks passed away.

His obituary in The New York Times offers a more in-depth picture of the man if you’re interested in reading more. You can also check out a Vanity Fair article about him from this past June, or this piece from Wired.

If you haven’t had a chance to read any of his work, take the time to pick up one of his books. They’re truly fascinating. We have the following in the library:


We’ll leave you with a TED Talk Sacks gave in 2009:


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