The Mind's Eye

The Mind's Eye

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From the author of the best-selling Musicophilia (hailed as "luminous, original, and indispensable" by The American Scholar), an exploration of vision through the case histories of six individuals--including a renowned pianist who continues to give concerts despite losing the ability to read the score, and a neurobiologist born with crossed eyes who, late in life, suddenly acquires binocular vision, and how her brain adapts to that new skill...
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2010.
Edition: Library ed.
ISBN: 9780307750495
0307750493
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital.
Contents: Sight reading
Recalled to life
A man of letters
Face-blind
Stereo Sue
Persistence of vision: a journal
The mind's eye.
Summary: From the author of the best-selling Musicophilia (hailed as "luminous, original, and indispensable" by The American Scholar), an exploration of vision through the case histories of six individuals--including a renowned pianist who continues to give concerts despite losing the ability to read the score, and a neurobiologist born with crossed eyes who, late in life, suddenly acquires binocular vision, and how her brain adapts to that new skill...

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Jun 05, 2017

A well narrated book; well organized; the last chapter was the most interesting and was written better than the others. A wide array of aspects of visual perception and its loss(es) was made interesting and clearly and sympathetically explained.

debwalker Nov 18, 2010

Oliver Sacks examines how the visual cortex makes sense of what we see and what we don't.

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