oliver sacks on science friday
One of our favorite human beings turns 80 this week. To celebrate, Robert asks Oliver Sacks to look back on his career, and explain how thousands of worms, a motorbike accident, and a stray piece of hamburger led to a brilliant writing career.
"The Joy of Old Age. (No Kidding.)" Oliver Sacks reflects on his life, and turning 80, in the New York Times
"Awakenings" The 1990 movie based on Oliver’s book of the same name.
Neurologist Oliver Sacks tells stories of people who manage to navigate the world and communicate, despite losing what many consider indispensable senses and abilities: the power of speech, the ability to recognize faces, the sense of three-dimensional space, the ability to read, and to see. In The Mind’s Eye he considers the fundamental questions: How do we see? How do we think?