Yes. It was interesting and moving and well narrated. Made me laugh out loud espite its seriousness.
Musicophelia, Awakenings, similar subject matter and same author.
The man who mistook his wife for a hat
Update of the book.
I wish I would have realized how long ago this book was written.
Great author and narrator
All of them
It made me smile and chuckle. Made me appreciate life
If you are reading this review it is because you are interested in the topic. It wont disappoint. The mind is amazing and these stories are as well.
The lady who had been "babied" her whole life that she didn't even know she could do things like feed herself.
The lady mentioned above.
The stories of these people are so interesting, you will be discussing them with your friends.
Even though this book is dated, actually BECAUSE this book is dated it becomes even more interesting! Really worth the read if you are interested in the way our brain's work!
Interesting case studies are presented, but I would have preferred to hear a little more in depth input on the theories of what caused these abnormalities and what malfunctioned in the brain. The collection of stories and cases studies seemed to be rather disconnected to one another. It might have been a better read had they focused on only one aspect of brain malfunction and dove deeper into the symptoms and cause.
Despite a terrific read by Jonathan Davis, this poorly and pretentiously written book, short on science and long on musings about the soul and who has one, is one on which I regret having spent both time and money. It might better be named The Physician Who Mistook Himself for a Metaphysician.
I found the content to be peppered with medical terminology that I did not fully understand, and the narrative to be very redundant, as though the author needed to stretch in order to come up with enough substance for a book. Well read by Jonathan Davis, but drier than a burnt boot. The title story was fascinating, but it was all downhill from there.
Adventure and suspense please!
Love learning about psychology? No one teaches quite like Oliver Sacks. His anecdotal style is highly engaging and entertaining.