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M Dr Sacks argument about Haldol would have been to have been provided with an elaborate explanation in the ways in which Haldol helps the neurotransmitters restore chemical balances in the brainThe third part of the book is transports where Dr Sacks describes neurological disorders of patients that suffer from altered perceptions which allows them to transport back to a moment in their past by reminiscing without notice An example of transports which in the case of Mrs O C was caused by temporal lobe seizures due to a stroke the right temporal lobe In the case of Mrs O C she was hearing Irish Music In Her Head Which Filled music in her head which filled with personal feelings of her past which allowed her in a way to transport back to her childhood Mrs O C Irish music in her head was resolved on its own with time but it shows how some neurological conditions are able to transport patients back to forgotten memoriesNeuroscience is presented in the case of Mrs O C in various ways For starters it shows the impact of a stroke in the brain and because of the location of the stroke occurred in the right temporal lobe it allowed for temporal lobe seizures to occur which was the reasoning right temporal lobe it allowed for temporal lobe seizures to occur which was the reasoning hearing music and transporting to earlier memories The presentation makes sense with my current nderstanding of neuroscience because from what I ve learned in class it was that the temporal lobe is involved in primary auditory perception such as hearing and holds the primary auditory cortex When Mrs O C had right temporal lobe seizures it makes sense that she would hear music in her head Dr Sacks also followed p his claim by providing evidence of a test he ran on Mrs O C where he electrically stimulated the right temporal lobe and caused her to hear music Which further proved his claim regarding the temporal lobe seizures and their impact on the human brainThe fourth part of the book is simple where Dr Sacks introduces several different patients who are considered simple because they suffer from different forms of mental retardation Although Dr Sacks labels these patients as simple they completely outgrow that label because Dr Sacks brings out their personal strengths in each of their case and shows how these patients are able to thrive despite their neurological limitationsNeuroscience is presented in this final section by Dr Sacks providing different case studies of patients who all live a simple and innocent lives due to their mental retardation Although their world might be simple that doesn t mean that their brain doesn t work Dr Sacks did well presenting different patients which helped me nderstand the different ways that neuroscience works in the world of simple The last case study of the section of simple shows the story of an Autistic boy named Jose who is referred to as The Autistic Artist Although he was mentally retarded and nable to speak that did not make him an imbecile because when asked to draw pictures he drew those same pictures differently and amazingly The argument that Dr Sacks makes regarding the different skills of many different individuals with mental retardation and what they can achieve despite their limitations is backed p correctly and well explained by providing different examples of all the different patientsAltogether Dr Sacks collection of various different clinical tales makes for an interesting yet informative neuroscience read Dr Sacks effectively examines the personal side of neurosis by making his book an easy read by incorporating empathy with clinical jargon Dividing the book into four separate parts allows for the reader to get an nderstanding of how different neurological diseases come in all shapes and sizes Dr Sacks effectively explains the concepts of losses in neuroscience the concept of excesses the concept of transports and the world of simple All the different patients that were included in the different sections made it easier to nderstand the different neurological diseases being explained because it allowed the reader to see different examples of how neuroscience plays a giant role in our everyday lives. Nspire awe and empathy allowing the reader to enter the ncanny worlds of those with autism Alzheimer's Tourette's syndrome and other nfathomable neurological conditionsOne of the great clinical writers of the 20th century The New York Times Dr Sacks brings to vivid life some of the most fundamental estions about identity and the human mi. Cognizing faces and mistaking their wife for a hat Dr Sacks ickly introduces s to the patient responsible of the title of the book during the first chapter I think it s fitting that Dr Sacks chose Dr P as his first patient as his book title because it sets the precedent to the rest patients in his collection of clinical tails By introducing the person responsible for the title of the book in the first chapter it doesn t leave the reader wondering which patient mistook their wife for a hat On the contrary it helps set the tone for the rest of the clinical tales which shows stories about neurological disorders just as wild as Dr P s caseFor the most part the book was very well written and easy to nderstand Since the book was divided into four different categories it allowed for the book to be extremely organized because the cases either fell into a losses excesses transports and simple categories The fell into a losses excesses transports and simple categories The part of the book is losses where Dr Sacks describes neurological disorders that have a certain kind of loss in their neurological functions An example of a loss would be visual agnosia which in the case of Dr P it took away his ability to distinguish faces Although Dr P was The Ascent of Man unable to distinguish faces he still found a way to continue his everyday life with minimal interruption bysing the help of music to guide him in his lifeNeuroscience is presented in Dr P s case excessively Because Dr P s has the inability to recognize faces it means that his thinking is abstract and mechanical Dr P s thinking is computer like because his brain is classifying and categorizing the faces he sees Dr P s case is a prime example of why it s important for not only the brain to classify and categorize things but also having continual judging and feeling If any of these elements are missing in also having continual judging and feeling If any of these elements are missing in human brain people become computer like just as Dr P When people suffer from visual agnosia just as Dr P their life becomes entirely abstract and computational Dr Sacks claim regarding that such disorder makes patients computer like is accurate and valid because after making that claim he follows The Grand Sophy up with the reader by showing another brief case of visual agnosia which allows the readers to compare the two patients andnderstand how complex visual agnosia isThe second part of the book is excesses where Dr Sacks describes neurological disorders that have a superabundance s of functions An example of an excess would be Tourette s syndrome which is when a person has an excess amount of nervous system energy which transpires into production of strange motions and notions such as tics compulsions and etc In the case of Witty Ticcy Ray his Tourette s was extremely debilitating because his tics were Winners Dream uncontrollable andnorthodox It wasn t O viziune a sentimentelor until Witty Ticcy Ray got started on a new medication called Haldol which allowed him to live his life with minimal interruption with his illness by finding the proper dosage that worked for himNeuroscience is presented in the case of Witty Ticcy Ray in several different ways For starters Dr Sacks starts out by explaining that Tourette s patients have disturbances in the instinctual bases of behavior in the brain Such areas affected are the thalamus hypothalamus limbic system and amygdala which is where all the determinants for personality are located at The presentation of neuroscience in the case of Witty Ticcy Ray makes sense with mynderstanding of neuroscience because it helped me Harveys Revised English Grammar understand how Tourette s Syndrome works due to the fact that the areas affected are the areas that control personality which in turn with Tourette s is expressed through different kind of ticksAdditionally the treatment for Witty Ticcy Ray s Tourette s was a medication called Haldol Haldol helped control his ticks and helped him assimilate into everyday life Haldol works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain such as neurotransmitters Dr Sacks claims of Haldol working on Witty Ticcy Ray s Tourette s demonstrates a furthernderstanding of neuroscience The only thing I would have liked to see fro. The human spiritDr Sacks treats each of his subjectsthe amnesic fifty year old man who believes himself to be a young sailor in the Navy the disembodied woman whose limbs have become alien to her and of course the famous man who mistook his wife for a hatwith a deep respect for the niue individual living beneath the disorder These tales .
The medical cases described are ite interesting but the surrounding analysis at least for a layman like myself seems rather dull and repetitive Again the patients are interesting but the author doesn t REALLY DELVE VERY DEEPLY INTO THE delve very deeply into the context and emotional details that a layman might find interesting Additionally as very little treatment is discussed or maybe possible and none of the cases are cured or even improved the book ends p reading like an annotated list of curiosities that become less interesting by familiarity as the list goes on Probably interesting to budding neurologists than casual readers I enjoyed some of the authors later books far Incredible man incredible book It was recommended to me to read during my Psychology degree Did I bother reading it then Nope But I have finally got around to it Much of it is already known from my studies but still a very interesting read A very sad state of affairs for some patients mentioned in the book but very interesting to see just what the brain will put p with how it translates after a trauma and how people adapt Worth a read each chapter is a short story about a new person I have been trying to nderstand why I find this much celebrated book vaguely nsatisfying In view of its extraordinary subject matter it should be a riveting read yet I find it rather dull Recently I read Janov s Why You Get Sick and How You Get Well a totally compelling and I read Janov s Why You Get Sick and How You Get Well a totally compelling and read demanding at times but so lucidly written I wonder what group of people Sacks had in mind as potential readers It seems to me to rather titivate the lay reader while blinding himher with science at the same timeWhat we have is a seemingly random series of ACCOUNTS OF PATIENTS WHO HAD FAILED WITH OTHER MEDICAL of patients who had failed with other medical but who succeeded insofar as it was possible with him Beneath the surface there is the irritant of Sacks egocentricityWe are introduced to a wide range of neurological conditions tilting bodies aphasia Parkinson s Tourette s syndrome autism and others Some are really extraordinary such as the identical twins suffering from autism who have an astonishing ability to see numbers often of numerous digits provided that they are prime numbers There seems to be little doubt that Sacks drew out special abilities in many different fields that others had overlooked owing to pigeon holing the subjects often in the light of their tested Is There is plenty of scientific reference to Multiple Mayhem (Gabby Duran underpin Sacks conclusions What we do not have is the broader contexts in which these people lived their social connections often whether or not they are permanently in institutions or whether they are able to function to a degree within society at largeI don t think that I have really answered my ownestion but hope that I might have given a few pointers as to why I am The Eagles Nest (The New Avengers, unable to enthuse warmly about this book Oliver Sacks was a neurologist who wrote several different best sellers that delved into furthernderstanding the capacity of the human brain He wrote his best sellers When the Sea Turned to Silver using his collection of cases of patients who suffered from different neurological conditions Among one of his best sellers is the book The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales where he compiled several of his most interesting clinical talessing his former patients that suffered from a variety of different neurological disorders In his book he divided the cases into four different categories loses excesses transports and simple This review will further analyze the title of the book the different neurological disorders that are divided into the four different categories which will then be reviewed categorially by analyzing the ways in which neuroscience is present in the bookFor starters the book title The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales is extremely fitting because it conveys the essence of the book The title allows for some curiosity on the reader s behalf which entices them to read the book because they want to know what kind of neurological disorder prevents the patient from re. THE MAN WHO MISTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A HAT brings together twenty four of Oliver Sacks most fascinating and beloved case studies The patients in these pages are confronted with almost inconceivably strange neurological disorders; in Sacks telling their stories are a profound testament to the adaptability of the human brain and the resilience of.

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