Oliver Sacks' book "Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain" was published in October 2007 to critical acclaim. Sacks has published numerous articles and books including "Awakenings," "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat," and "An Anthropologist on Mars." He is the recipient of many science and writing awards, including an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation fellowship, a Guggenheim fellowship, and the Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science. He is a member of the American Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and an honorary fellow at The Queen's College, Oxford. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honours.
The Mind's Eye
Neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks has spent his career examining patients struggling to survive with a wide range of neurological conditions....▶
PBS's Nova program produces a film inspired by Oliver Sacks's Musicophilia....▶
The man in the photograph has a piece of electronic gear clamped to his head. He is bald, bearded, wearing wire-rimmed glasses....▶