“There will be no one like us when we are gone, but then there is no one like anyone else, ever. When people die, they cannot be replaced. They leave holes that cannot be filled, for it is the fate — the genetic and neural fate — of every human being to be a unique individual, to find his own path, to live his own life, to die his own death.
I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved; I have been given much and I have given something in return; I have read and traveled and thought and written. I have had an intercourse with the world, the special intercourse of writers and readers.
Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.”
–Oliver Sacks, Neurologist & Writer (1933-2015)
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10 Monats vor
I’m so excited for the future of music therapy. Someone with dementia cannot even recognise a family member, yet can sit down to play the piano. A child with autism spectrum may have trouble learning maths facts, yet when sung to, the child learns. There’s so much yet to be discovered in this area, and that’s exciting!
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'O Homem que Confundiu a sua Mulher com um Chapéu de Oliver Sacks'
[Não Ficção | Neurologia | @companhiadasletras]
Quão intrigante um título pode ser?
Esse é o mistério que chama a atenção e traz interesse para a obra de Sacks, que não falha em surpreender.
Para quem não conhece Sacks, acredito que valha uma introdução: Oliver Sacks foi um cientista e neurologista inglês, bastante conhecido por sua capacidade de compartilhar sobre a ciência do cérebro de uma forma simples, objetiva e muitíssimo interessante — e esse era o seu trunfo — falar de ciência para os leigos, torná-la interessante, fazê-la humana. Por trás dos diversos casos de dano cerebral espalhados por sua obra, existe uma terna humanidade, um profundo respeito, uma curiosidade sem tamanho.
Nesse trabalho, ele detalha o quadro clínico de pessoas que sofreram algum tipo de lesão no lobo frontal do cérebro e então adentra nas alterações trazidas por elas. Seja através dos casos de perda de memória ou através dos casos de aumento/diminuição de capacidade sensoriais, Sacks parece escolher o que há de mais impressionante (e, de certa forma, amedrontador) entre os pacientes que já passaram por sua mão. Um dos melhores exemplos da obra é exatamente o que nomeia o livro. Nele, um professor universitário começa a sentir dificuldades para identificar o rosto de seus alunos e acredita que tenha algo a ver com a sua visão. No entanto, o seu oftalmo nega que haja algo errado com sua visão e o indica para um neurologista — no caso, Sacks. A priori, tudo parecia bem com o paciente, mas foi em um pequeno teste que Sacks notou algo de estranho. Ao fim da sessão, Sacks presenciou a cena fatídica: o homem que tinha dificuldades tanto em enxergar rostos como em identificar objetos, por descuido, segurou a sua esposa e tentou colocá-la em sua cabeça, achando que era o seu chapéu.
Mas não confie na minha descrição; Sacks o faz de modo tão mais interessante e eloquente. Se você, assim como eu, é fascinado pela ciência do nosso cérebro, esse é obrigatório.
8 Monats vor
The words of this quote certainly resonate with me! Do you feel the same way? What or where arouses a sense wonder, mysticism and gratitude for you? Share with me and others below! 🌱🌞 -
Oliver was a British neurologist, naturalist, historian of science, and author. He believed that the brain is the "most incredible thing in the universe." He wrote some fascinating books, and seemed to be a genuinely delightful human. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
2 Monats vor
Happy Monday everyone!
I’m on my way to the formal enrolment for my GP post starting in August 😆. When did I even graduate, get to FY2 and already start enrolling onto my speciality training 🤷🏻♀️ time flies!!
It’s so hot today! Hence the zero make up. I get so frustrated and bothered in the heat. Trying to distract myself with my new read.
I ordered this book from amazon’s marketplace and I got sent this antique from the 1960s 😂😂 trying to keep it neat by not creasing the pages (May be worth something someday 🤷🏻♀️😂) .
Hope everyone else is enjoying the hot weather ☺️
3 Monats vor
And the only solution was to stand and fight
And my body was bruised and I was set alight
But you came over me like some holy rite
And although I was burning, you’re the only light
Only if for a night
Florence Welch, Useless Magic
Also, my new mug is my new favourite. Staying in definitely wins.
3 Monats vor
Didion, and Sacks and Atwood, oh my! And a stack of some of my all-time favourites.
Sharing this cute little shelf in my library I set up under the window. It’s a Kallax shelf from @ikeacanada and I added these feet I found in their kitchen section. I love how it turned out.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there, and a hug to those who are having a hard day today. Love to you all. 💛
10 Monats vor
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🎵 It's difficult to gauge how much work on this planet is completed without feeling.
Much like Dr. Oliver Sacks' remarkable return of feeling in his left leg (to the tune of Mendelssohn), the rhythm of a purposeful project or flow state can breathe feeling into all walks of daily phenomena.
Working with purpose means that we are alive, inspired and feeling our movements through time acutely.
Famed psychologist #OliverSacks (@oliversacksfdn) frequently observed in his patients that music had miraculous powers to animate those who might otherwise feel disconnected or cut off from the world.⠀
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Prosopagnózia je neschopnosť zapamätať si tváre ľudí v súvislosti s ich menami.
Schopnosť rozoznávať ostatné objekty býva obyčajne nenarušená. Tento pojem sa používa v súvislosti s poškodením mozgu, ale môže ísť aj o vrodenú poruchu.
Poruchou trpel aj známy obľúbený spisovateľ, neurológ Oliver Sacks (1933 – 2015) autor množstva kníh, v korých bravúrnym spôsobom opisuje ľudské osudy a prepája ich s lekárko-neurologickým pohľadom.
눈을 감고 떠올려봐요
한밤 은빛 속에서
남다른 연인이 눈밭을 뛰어가고
그 아름다운 순간을 따라
당신과 내가 손을 잡고 걸어갑니다
- 김현 중에서
김현 시인, 최지은 시인, 싱어송라이터 요조와 함께 보내는 밤.
그가 남긴 문장들 위를 걷는 시간을 마련했습니다.
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22 Stundes vor
화성의 인류학자 / 올리버 색스
An Anthropologist on Mars by Oliver Sacks
낯선 그림의 사람들로 가득찬 표지는 책을 읽고나면 마치 아는 사람처럼 친근해 진다.
기묘한 환자라고 말할 수있을 정도니 만났겠지만 한 사람 한 사람의 이야기가 영화같고 또 이 의사의 환자를 바라보는 시각이 전문성은 기본적 바탕이지만 인간적인 성숙함에 감동하며, 거기에 재치있는 필력에 참 재미있는 책을 오랜만에 만난 기쁨을 준다.
뇌신경과 의사로서 환자에게 일어나는 증상이 뇌의 어떤 부분에 영향을 받아서 그런지 설명을 해주는걸 들어보면, 지금 내가 이 텍스트를 보고 받아들이는 그 모든 뇌의 활동들이 경이롭다.
조금 다른 사람들을 비슷한 범주로 들어오도록 하는것이 ‘돕는행위’ 가 될수도 있다고 생각했던 지난날들에 대해서도 생각하게된다. ::
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“And How Are You, Dr. Zacks?,” by Lawrence Weschler (Farrah, Straus & Giroux) A long time staff writer at this magazine, Weschler set out a generation ago to write a profile of the British-born neurologist Oliver Sacks, Weschler was alive to the doctor’s eccentric brilliance, compassion, personal quirks, and secrets. At first, Sacks was a willing subject, but then he pulled back, later writing his own memoir-confessional. This intelligent, strange, sometimes maddeningly digressive book is, and in genre terms, neither fish nor fowl but, rather, some other odd, often delightful animal. It’s at once the story of a complicated man, of a lasting friendship, and of a failed project that is finally rescued. #bethsorenson#thenewyorker#andhowareyoudrsacks#lawrenceweschler#farrarstrausgiroux
This book has brought me much solace after my dad’s death. “My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved. I have been given much and I have given something in return. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.” -O.S.
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A book by a Fellow, who is the grandson of a Fellow, about a Fellow: Lawrence Weschler, MacDowell Fellow in literature (16), has published "And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?" (@fsgbooks), his biographical memoir about neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks, who was in residence at MacDowell in 2009. Lawrence, who describes the book as a “memoir of his years being Boswell to Sacks's Johnson during the early eighties” finished "a one hundred page introduction, a hundred page afterword, and a good two thirds of the intervening material" at MacDowell, he says, perhaps aided by the same energies as Dr. Sacks and his grandfather, Ernst Toch, who held five residencies for musical composition between 1952 and 1957. Swipe left to see Lawrence in his MacDowell studio with photographs of Toch.
“I had heard about MacDowell my entire life, literally--my grandfather the composer Ernst Toch made the first (of five total) residencies here the year I was born!” Lawrence wrote at the end of his residency. “He always celebrated the magic of the place, and now, almost the same age he was at the time (how did THAT happen?), I can see what he meant. The working conditions were superb (in particular the view from my desk at Banks [Studio] out onto the wide meadow girdled by the forest beyond)--I got much more done than I was expecting to. The social life in the evening just the right amount, the chance to commune with fellow artists and to delve with them into their projects & concerns. The dinner food was regularly extraordinary and never less than very good. The kitchen staff especially cordial and joyful. David and Jonathan both notably helpful, but the one true clean gleam of the place as you all know is Blake Tewksbury whose presence at so many of our evening presentations was always cause for celebration.”
Lawrence is pictured outside MacDowell’s Banks Studio in September 2016 (photo by @josiesphoto).
Finding the perfect balance between market prep and selfish knots lately 🖤 I’m testing the Sea Oats sock pattern for Emily @thebluemouse_ and they’re just so pretty 😍 Shes offering the pattern for FREE soon, and you’re gonna want to cast on immediately
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Senza visioni non ci sarebbe questa realtà...
Oliver Sack 'Allucinazioni'
“le allucinazioni hanno sempre avuto un ruolo importante nella nostra vita mentale e nella nostra cultura. In effetti, dovremmo chiederci in quale misura l’arte, il folclore e perfino la religione abbiano avuto origine da esperienze allucinatorie”. #oliversacks