Princeton University Library Catalog

The mind's eye / Oliver Sacks.

Author:
Sacks, Oliver, 1933-2015 [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Εdition:
1st ed.
Description:
xii, 263 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Summary note:
Includes stories of people who are able to navigate the world and communicate with others despite losing what many of us consider indispensable senses and faculties: the power of speech, the capacity to recognize faces, the sense of three-dimensional space, the ability to read, and the sense of sight. This book is a testament to the complexity of vision and the brain and to the power of creativity and adaptation, and it provides a whole new perspective on the power of language and communication, as we try to imagine what it is to perceive through another person's eyes, or another person's mind.
Notes:
"A Borzoi book" -- T.p. verso.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-252) and index.
Contents:
Sight reading -- Recalled to life -- A man of letters -- Face-blind -- Stereo Sue -- Persistence of vision: a journal -- The mind's eye.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780307272089
  • 0307272087
LCCN:
2010012791
OCLC:
505417145
Other standard number:
  • 99941228158
RCP:
C - S