Oliver Sacks’s Hallucinations

Published by The Austalian, 1 December 2012. Original article. Oliver Sacks by Steve Jurvetson (Creative Commons).

It’s not hard to see why US-based British doctor and writer Oliver Sacks has become, for many people, the chief ambassador for neurology. His books render this forbiddingly dry subject accessible by cutting to the core of what neurology means for a lay audience.

Rather than focusing on structures such as the hippocampus or the effects of chemicals such as dopamine, he instead illustrates their functions through case studies of patients with neurological disorders.

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