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Neurologist Oliver Sacks (Awakenings; Musicophilia) became a bestseller author with his accessible, personal, yet cutting-edge insights into how our minds work. Those talents shine luminously in his new release. His subject is a topic that no ER worker or moviegoer can ignore: our mind's uncanny ability to see things that aren't there. As Dr. Sacks notes, hallucinations arrive in nearly innumerable varieties and can be sparked by a myriad of causes: physical or emotional exhaustion, mental illness, sensory deprivation, intoxication, epilepsy, failing eyesight, migraines; perhaps even grief. His examples include himself: He describes a drug-induced conversation with a loquacious spider who inquired whether Sacks thought that Bertrand Russell had refuted Frege's Paradox. A most entertaining education; now in trade paperback and NOOK Book.