The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks

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“The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales” Losses, Excesses, Transports, and The World of the Simple are all four topics in the book “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales,” by Oliver Sacks. You might not understand what those mean or discuss until you realize who Oliver Sacks is. Oliver Sacks is a Neurologist who has had the chance to take upon these twenty-four case studies and share them in a book. The book is more focused on neurological functions, different forms of the mind, and hallucinations/visions. All of these are related to the first few chapters in our Psychology textbook (Chapters 2,3,6,8,10). Oliver Sacks gives us clear insight into the mind of those that perceive things much differently than most. It is a clear insight to what most of us are curious about but may not fully understand. In the book there are four main ideas: Losses, Excesses, Transports, and The World of the Simple. Each of these categories have their own short stories within them. These are actual cases that Oliver Sacks encountered. He encountered a ...

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