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The River of Consciousness

Oliver Sacks


9781447263661

Picador


True stories;
Psychology;
Medical sociology;
Health & Self-Help


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In his previous books, Oliver Sacks addressed questions of the brain and mind through the lens of case histories of individuals with neurological disorders. More recently, he reflected on his experiences with such patients in the context of a lifetime of medical practice and in light of recent neuroscientific evidence and theories. The River of Consciousness is a broader and more direct look at how the brain and mind work, incorporating Sacks' rich historical and personal context.

Advances in neuroscience have revolutionised our ability to visualise the brain in action. For the first time, we're able to close the gap between the philosophical questions which have consumed the world's thinkers since the 18th century and the true physiological basis of perception and consciousness.

Here Sacks examines questions of memory, time and consciousness. How do we think? How do we remember? Do different individuals have different speeds or ways of thinking? Is memory reliable? How do the neural correlates of memory differ for true memories and false memories? How do we construct our sense of time, our visual world? What is consciousness, neurologically speaking? And most importantly, what is creativity?

Sacks completed the research for this book before he died in August 2015, and left instructions on how it was to be put together. This is a remarkable culmination of a lifetime's research into the way the brain works.

By:   Oliver Sacks
Imprint:   Picador
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   342g
ISBN:   9781447263661
ISBN 10:   1447263669
Publication Date:   November 2017
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active


Oliver Sacks has become the world's best-known neurologist. His case studies of broken minds offer brilliant insight into the mysteries of consciousness * Guardian * The poet laureate of medicine * The New York Times * Oliver Sacks is a neurologist, a man of humane eloquence, and a genuine communicator * Observer *

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