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The River of ConsciousnessMo ensayista sus profundos conocimientos e innovadoras ideas en el campo de la neurología; la erudición nunca pedante ue le permitía conectar ese saber con otras ciencias y con la cultura para ir más allá de la especialización; su enorme capacidad como divulgador y su seductora manera de explicar temas complejos con pasión de narrador y sobre todo su curiosidad y sabiduría humanística casi infinit. I like Oliver Sacks for how he describes the world and how he analyses every little fact I love how he finds marvelous from defective beings be that a man or a theory or a phenomena However I cannot reconcile with his interest in psychoanalysis and specifically Freud Though I gather that he liked his methods because Freud was of descriptive kind of guy Sacks forgets how Freud just ignores systematic findings scientific methods and oppositional evidence If you do that you will end up with a guy that has beautiful imaginative mind with wonderful descriptions of psychosis and the being inside However Freud was never that And using him to argue for considering opposition in science is ridiculous to meHowever Oliver Sacks argument for a need of depth is completely valid to me I just don't think that he was successful at giving a good solution to that problem

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The River of Consciousness Download ´ 102 Ç Dos semanas antes de fallecer Oliver Sacks dejó preparado para su publicación este volumen ue reúne diez textos de temáticas diversas unidos en torno de una pregunta central cuya respuesta persiguió el autor a lo largo de toda su obra ué es lo ue nos configura como humanosEl lector encontraDos semanas antes de fallecer Oliver Sacks dejó preparado para su publicación este volumen ue reúne diez textos de temáticas diversas unidos en torno de una pregunta central cuya respuesta persiguió el autor a lo largo de toda su obra ué es lo ue nos configura como humanosEl lector encontrará auí ensayos sobre temas como el interés de Darwin por las plantas; Freud como neurólogo; las reflexiones. Oliver Sacks was a neurologist and a great author He wrote a number of memorable books about psychology psychiatry and neurology He is most famous for his books such as The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales and An Anthropologist on Mars Seven Paradoxical Tales These books try to use very unusual minds and psychological conditions to understand better how the brain works But it is not fair to focus on just these books; he was a Renaissance man and he wrote a wide range of books and could converse intelligently on many many subjectsThis book is not just about consciousness per se In fact the book's title is a play on words; Stream of Consciousness may also be a good description as each chapter is really an essay about a different topic Each essay is wonderful and entertaining; a chapter about Darwin Freud Poincaré Tourette's syndrome color blindness face blindness and other interesting topics Be warned though; some of this book is difficult; for me the chapter about Freud was especially difficultThe most interesting aspect of the book is his focus on periods of darkness which he called scotoma This term is used in multiple ways First an individual can have a black out period in which memory or vision disappears Then there is a societal scientific scotoma where a whole body of knowledge seems to disappear sometimes for centuries before reappearing at a later time Tourette's syndrome is one of these scotoma's because it was known during the 19th century but disappeared from the scientific literature before being revived late in the 20th Another one is the astronomical concept of the sun being the center of the solar system known to the ancient Greeks but Aristotle and Ptolemy changed this view to a geocentric universe until Copernicus brought the correct theory back to scienceThis book is one of Sacks' last books he may have still been writing it when he died in 2015 But besides being short the book feels like it was finished properly I didn't read this book; I listened to the audiobook Dan Woren does an excellent reading of the book and if you are able to listen to nonfiction attentively then I heartily recommend it

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De William James sobre el tiempo; nuestra percepción de la velocidad; la relación entre la memoria su fiabilidad la creatividad el plagiarismo y nuestro modo de contar historias; los puntos ciegos de la visión; las experiencias cercanas a la muerte; los trastornos y lapsus auditivos; la sensación de malestar general; los errores de percepciónEl libro es una perfecta muestra de las virtudes de Sacks co. Not his most cohesive or engaging book but still worth the read