'Awakenings' Dr. Oliver Sachs passes

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    Oliver Sacks, neurologist, 'Awakenings' author, dies at 82
    August 30, 2015 — There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man who mistook his wife for a hat.
     
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    We lost a great man, he was a modest man and brilliant author. His books touched on the frailty of the human mind and questioned many concepts about normality. I will miss him.
     
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    Oliver Sacks, who suffered from prosopagnosia, stated about himself in his book "The Mind's Eye":
    His writing brought to mind this photo that I had taken of this woman and her dog.
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    This woman has her own mental difficulties. She insists that my name is Jack and that I am someone other than who I am. I have tried, unsuccessfully, to convice her that she has me confused with someone else. I just avoid her now if I should spot her out walking her dog.
     
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    Who are you again?...
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    Prosopagnosia: How face blindness means I can't recognise my mum
    Fri, 01 Jul 2016 - Evie Prichard writes about living with prosopagnosia, a condition which means she can't recognise faces - even her own family's.

     
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    I understand the sad way the physical state of the body effects our mind, I have had epilepsy all my life, and the auras that precede a seizure where of extreme anxiety. Fear on a level you can't imagine, that led to panic attacks in public that took years for me to learn to deal with. The mind is subject to all kinds of maladies. Oliver Sacks is a hero of mine. I will miss him.
     
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