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內容簡介

內容簡介 奧利佛‧薩克斯醫師的意識之河,揭開腦神經科學的神秘面紗透過暢銷書《Gratitude》、《勇往直前》、《腦袋裝了2000齣歌劇的人》及許多研究記載,奧利佛‧薩克斯醫師對腦神經科學研究的貢獻及研究,都能從這些書籍感受到他的熱情與決心。大眾對他的認識源自1973年的真實案例及著作《睡人》及《火星上的人類學家》開始。透過作品的內容,我們逐漸意識到現在許多熟悉及常見的疾病的重要性,例如自閉症、妥瑞氏症、臉盲症及學者症候群等,而其他書籍例如《鎢絲舅舅》及《勇往直前》也堪稱是他人生回憶錄的代表作品。博學的薩克斯不僅擁有神經學背景,同時也對文學、植物學、動物解剖學、化學、科學史、哲學及心理學擁有強大的興趣。本書是薩克斯在死前仍著手進行的著作之一,揭開他對於腦神經科學永不停歇的追尋及熱情,期盼未來能解開人類大腦之謎,活得精彩及學習發現自我獨特之處。 In his previous books, Oliver Sacks had addressed questions of the brain and mind through the lens of case histories of individuals with neurological disorders. Recently, however, he had been reflecting on his experiences with such patients in the context of a lifetime of medical practice, and in light of recent neuroscientific evidence and theories. The River of Consciousness will be a broader and more direct look at how the brain and mind work, as always, incorporating Sacks' rich historical and personal context.Advances in neuroscience have revolutionized our ability to visualize the brain in action. For the first time we are able to close the gap between the philosophical questions which have consumed the world's thinkers since the eighteenth century and the true physiological basis of perception and consciousness. In The River of Consciousness, Sacks will examine questions of memory, time, and consciousness. How do we think, how do we remember? Do different individuals have different speeds or ways of thinking? Is memory reliable? How do the neural correlates of memory differ for true memories and false memories? How do we construct our sense of time, our visual world? What is consciousness, neurologically speaking? And most importantly, what is creativity?Sacks completed the research for this book before he died, and with instructions on how it was to be put together. This is a remarkable culmination of a lifetime's research into the way the brain works.

作者介紹

作者介紹 Oliver SacksOliver Sacks was born in 1933 in London and was educated at Queen's College, Oxford. He completed his medical training at San Francisco's Mount Zion Hospital and at UCLA before moving to New York, where he soon encountered the patients whom he would write about in his book Awakenings.Dr SacksDr Sacks spent almost fifty years working as a neurologist and wrote many books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Musicophilia, and Hallucinations, about the strange neurological predicaments and conditions of his patients. The New York Times referred to him as 'the poet laureate of medicine', and over the years he received many awards, including honours from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Royal College of Physicians. In 2008, he was appointed Commander of the British Empire. His memoir, On the Move, was published shortly before his death in August 2015.

The River of Consciousness:奧利佛‧薩克斯醫師的意識之河,揭開腦神經科學的神秘面紗透過暢銷書《Gratitude》、《勇往直前》、《腦袋裝了2000齣歌劇的人》及許多研究記

書名 / The River of Consciousness
簡介 / The River of Consciousness:奧利佛‧薩克斯醫師的意識之河,揭開腦神經科學的神秘面紗透過暢銷書《Gratitude》、《勇往直前》、《腦袋裝了2000齣歌劇的人》及許多研究記
作者 / Oliver Sacks
出版社 / PICADOR
誠品26碼 / 2681468848007
ISBN13 / 9781447263661
ISBN10 / 1447263669
EAN / 9781447263661
裝訂 / 平裝
頁數 / 256
語言 / 英文
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