Thursday, September 03, 2015
"Not everything that steps out of line or is unusual is inferior." - Hans Asperger
When you have met one person with autism, you have met one person with autism.
Link to story here
Sunday, August 30, 2015
|A young Oliver Sacks|
|Oliver sacks in his many pursuits.|
Oliver Sacks on Tourette Syndrome Part 1, 2 ,3
The neurologist Oliver Sacks talks about Tourette Syndrome. Features Shane Fistell. Tourette's is a neurological disorder that causes motor and vocal tics which vary considerably between individuals and also impulsive behaviours and reduced inhibition (and filtering) of thoughts, movements and sensory input. This may lead to a rapidity and expansiveness of thought processes and reduced reaction times. Obsessions and compulsions are a consistent feature of TS and may involve thoughts, speech and movements such as touchings or evening things up and counting. This portrayal provides a sensitive and insightful perspective - a welcome and more representational alternative to the often simplistic stereotypical media depiction of the disorder which has been responsible for much misunderstanding and distress to sufferers.
"We see with our brains"- Charles Bonnet Syndrome
http://www.ted.com Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks brings our attention to Charles Bonnett syndrome -- when visually impaired people experience lucid hallucinations. He describes the experiences of his patients in heartwarming detail and walks us through the biology of this under-reported phenomenon.
Nightmares & Sleep Paralysis
Dr. Sacks talks about the frightening hallucinations that may occur in sleep paralysis. From his new book, Hallucinations.
On Brain Injury