The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

man who mistook his wife for a hat oliver sacksThe Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks, 5/5

This book provides a fascinating, if somewhat unscientific and possibly semi-exploitative, exploration of the myriad ways the human brain can go wrong.  From the woman who suddenly lost track of her body’s whereabouts, to the one who lost all concept of “left” and the ex-sailor who was inexplicably stuck 30 years in the past—many of the illnesses described in this book are beyond imagination.

[Why I read it: an intriguing title and one of those famous books that has been on my radar for a while.]


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