Bryan Appleyard

Look Hear

The Mind’s Eye


Picador 258pp £17.99 order from our bookshop

Oliver Sacks has been telling us some of the strangest stories in the world for forty years now. A neurologist, he writes of the ways in which the human brain both invents and perceives the world. He does so through endless anecdotes, told in an unadorned, attractive style. He draws no conclusions; his aim is to ask questions.

The big one in this book is: ‘To what extent are we the authors, the creators, of our own experiences?’

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