Oliver Sacks, the prominent neurologist, author and researcher, talks about the many mysteries of the human brain. He’s working on a new book about music and memory, focusing on a musician whose memory lasts but for a few seconds but who can recall whole musical pieces, and even conduct an orchestra.
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The Robert B. Silvers Lecture. Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks examines how the normal brain, if deprived of perceptual input, may generate illusory sensations—as with the visual hallucinations of the blind, or the musical hallucinations of the deaf.