Reading: The man who mistook his wife for a hat by Dr Oliver Sacks


My friend Mita recommended me this book and it was a great read. I didn’t know much about Dr Oliver Sacks until I was having a conversation with a friend who is a prof in neuroscience and another neurosurgeon friend. I was also recommended to watch the movie “The Awakening”, which I haven’t had a chance to get my hands on.

The case studies in this book read like fiction – and it makes one question what then is real or not because the brain works in such fascinating inexplicable ways. The stories in the book explores everything from the effects of brain tumours, trauma to the brain to schizophrenia and dementia.

Mindfulness and changing thought processes with positive affirmations and what not, this book is a different level of deep dive into the brain and how it works. Fascinating and scary at the same time as it makes one wonder what is reality or make belief.

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