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The man who mistook his wife for a hat ([New edition])

By: Sacks, Oliver Self, Will(Introduction by)

Part of the Picador Classic series
1447275403 / 9781447275404
Paperback
01/01/2015
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United Kingdom
20 cm xxv, 261 pages : illustrations (black and white)
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Previous edition: London: Duckworth, 1985.

A classic work of psychology, this international bestseller provides a groundbreaking insight into the human mind.

With an introduction by Will Self. If a man has lost a leg or an eye, he knows he has lost a leg or an eye; but if he has lost a self - himself - he cannot know it, because he is no longer there to know it.

In this extraordinary book, Dr. Oliver Sacks recounts the stories of patients struggling to adapt to often bizarre worlds of neurological disorder.

Here are people who can no longer recognize everyday objects or those they love; who are stricken with violent tics or shout involuntary obscenities, and yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents.

If inconceivably strange, these brilliant tales illuminate what it means to be human. A provocative exploration of the mysteries of the human mind, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat is a million-copy bestseller by the twentieth century's greatest neurologist.

BIC:

JMM Physiological & neuro-psychology, biopsychology, MMJ Clinical psychology, VSP Popular psychology

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