Sunday, August 30, 2015

Oliver Sacks - A Tribute to A Man Who Inspired a Generation - Patients and Healers

A young Oliver Sacks

A tribute to Oliver Sacks - 9 July 1933 – 30 August 2015) - Dr Sacks inspired a generation. After Dr. Sacks, patients can find both a commonality in others and a wonder in their unique experiences. Healers can stop to admire the diversity of creation. - JR

Oliver Sacks: Nervous System and the Soul (excerpt) - Thinking Allowed with Jeffrey Mishlove

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.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

"We see with our brains"- Charles Bonnet Syndrome 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 

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Dr. Oliver Sacks talks about Greg F., the real patient featured in his essay "The Last Hippie," basis of the movie, "The Music Never Stopped," featuring music from the Grateful Dead, Dylan, the Beatles, Crosby, Stills, Nash and others.

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