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Oliver Sacks | The Mind’s Eye

Wed, November 10, 2010 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Auditorium sold out; simulcast tickets available.

Renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks is the author of 10 bestselling books that detail the inner workings of the brain, including Musicophilia, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, and Awakenings. Apracticing physician and professor of neurology and psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, Sacks is a “modern master of the case study,” according to the New York Times Book Review, known for his ability to describe the intricacies of the medical world using accessible and engaging prose. In The Mind’s Eye, Sacks explores some of the fundamental facets of human experience through case studies of the complex interplay between sight and mind.

Dr. Sacks will be in conversation with Paula Marantz Cohen, Distinguished Professor of English at Drexel University and author of What Alice Knew: A Most Curious Tale of Henry James and Jack the Ripper.


Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5322

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