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September 11, 2011

The Mind's Eye

The Mind's EyeThe Mind's Eye by Oliver Sacks

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Presented as a collection of loosely related essays, I found the book neither compelling nor informative. The details, history, and explanations of the various conditions covered in the book is minimal leaving me aware of issues such as face blindness, sense of space, and visual agnosia but wanting to know more. That knowledge may come from the reading the other books by the same author citied frequently in the footnotes, which made this book feel more like an introduction to his other work. While presenting a broad overview of many conditions that affect our senses and how certain people responded to those changes, I found it hard to enjoy the book.

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