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Famed Neurologist Oliver Sacks has Died at 82

  1. Aug 30, 2015 #1

    jedishrfu

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    From the BBC News Service:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-34102119

    Here's an article about Dr Sacks:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Sacks

     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2015
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  3. Aug 31, 2015 #2

    Borek

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    Sad.

    He wrote many great books - Uncle Tungsten, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.
     
  4. Aug 31, 2015 #3

    jedishrfu

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    He was a frequent contributor to the NPR show Radiolab. In one episode they talked about his inability to recognize faces and in another about his obsession with the periodic table. Apparently, he had numerous periodic table charts placed everywhere in his home from pillows to bedspreads to wall hangings.

    Prosopagnosia

    http://www.radiolab.org/story/91967-strangers-in-the-mirror/

    http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2010/08/30/face-blind

    and periodic tableism:

    http://www.radiolab.org/story/archives-oliver-sacks-table-elements/
     
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