The River of Consciousness

The River of Consciousness

by Oliver Sacks


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ISBN-13: 9780385352567
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/24/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 109,242
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Oliver Sacks was a physician, writer, and professor of neurology. Born in London in 1933, he moved to New York City in 1965, where he launched his medical career and began writing case studies of his patients. Called the "poet laureate of medicine" by The New York Times, Sacks is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Musicophilia, Awakenings (which inspired an Oscar-nominated film and a play by Harold Pinter), On the Move, and Gratitude. He was the recipient of many awards and honorary degrees and was made a Commander of the British Empire in 2008 for services to medicine. He died in 2015.


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B.M., B.Ch., Queen's College, Oxford, 1958

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Table of Contents


Darwin and the Meaning of Flowers 
Sentience: The Mental Lives of Plants and Worms 
The Other Road: Freud as Neurologist 
The Fallibility of Memory
The Creative Self 
A General Feeling of Disorder 
The River of Consciousness 
Scotoma: Forgetting and Neglect in Science 


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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oliver Sacks was one of the more meticulous observers of humans and nature. He kept meticulous notes and must have had a remarkable memory. We are fortunate that he chose to share his wisdom with us in his many books. This book is more of a flow of his abundant river of knowledge that cascades down in his flow of brilliant insight. Well worth reading more than once.