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Absorbing and relatable, historically educational and philosophically engaging. I loved every subject and supposition, constantly feeling like Sacks asked (and answered) questions I had not considered since childhood.
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This was written based upon an outline and notes from Oliver Sacks after his death and is quite a bit more rambling that most of Sacks' books. This book is about the brain and quirks of brain processing but is very different from most Sacks' books. It seems the underlying theme is the dysfunction of science blinded by prevalent theories and the old ideas of influential scientists. The book describes how these influences can stymie scientific progress for decades leaving well meaning scientists effectively blind to obvious evidence right before their eyes.
Perhaps this is Sacks' most important book but it was not the most interesting or compelling of his books.
This was worth reading, but I would read everything else by Sacks first.
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