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The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat By Oliver Sacks

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The Affects of Losing Proprioception

Many people often overlook proprioception, or worse yet, have no idea what it is. The majority of people have been educated on the basic five senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. But what about proprioception? The loss of proprioception could be even more catastrophic than the loss of any of the other five senses - ultimately resulting in being unable to monitor your path of motion and having no sense of where your limbs are without looking at them. How can something so important to our every day lives, be overlooked by so many people?
The concept of proprioception, as introduced in a lecture on perception by Jim Davies, is defined as knowing where your body parts are without physically seeing them. (base example). This can be used to analyze the particular problem of proprioception in relation to the writings of Oliver Sacks.
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks is a novel of which tells the
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Jim Davies and Oliver.Sacks show the significance of informing others of the concept of proprioception, and that although it is extremely rare to lose total sense of proprioception such as Christina did, it is important to be educated on the subject and have knowledge on how human bodies work, as well as what happens when they are not working and what can be done to improve. Imagine waking up feeling like you are not in your own body, the body of which you have grown with, learned, walked, and talked with and now you suddenly have no idea how to function that way anymore, having to relearn everything all over again. It would at least be helpful to have knowledge of the condition itself beforehand and possibly prevent it from happening. With the teachings of Jim Davies and the readings of Oliver Sacks it is made possible to be educated and informed on the
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