Oliver Sacks Hallucinations
In Hallucinations Dr. Oliver Sacks investigates the many forms that hallucinations take, the influence they have on art and culture and the potential our brains all have to experience them. Compiling a fascinating range of evidence, including examples from his own patients, historical records and literary descriptions, Dr. Sacks carefully illuminates this intriguing part of the human condition. You'll be introduced to Sharon and her constant companion, Kermit the Frog, Gertie expecting evening visits from her illusionary gentleman caller and the young doctor as he experimented with hallucinogenic drugs.
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|No. of Pages||322|
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|Dimensions||19.7 x 13cm|
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For some, hallucinations offer entertainment, comfort and even moments of transcendence. This is no prurient doctor, driven to exhibit only what is uncomfortable or bizarre. On the contrary, Sacks wants to cast the net ever wider over what might be considered valuable human experience.
Gabriel Weston, The Telegraph