Oliver Sacks On Learning He Has Terminal Cancer

Neurologist and science popularizer Oliver Sacks — author of such books as Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat — has written a poignant and touching op-ed in the The New York Times to reflect on the recent news that he's dying of cancer. » 2/19/15 7:30am 2/19/15 7:30am

Oliver Sacks talks hallucinations, dropping acid — and the time he was…

The U.K.'s Telegraph has just published a remarkably candid interview with neuroscientist Oliver Sacks. For those unfamiliar, Sacks is the colorful and highly engaging author of such books as Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat. Known for his seemingly endless array of jaw-dropping anecdotes drawn… » 11/13/12 9:30am 11/13/12 9:30am

What happened when Oliver Sacks started to hallucinate

Over at NeuroTribes, a new blog in the just-born science blog network at PLoS (it's one for your feed reader), Steve Silberman has an exclusive interview with celebrated neuroscientist Oliver Sacks. For the first time, Sacks is speaking out about the illness that nearly cost him his eyesight - a topic that he treats… » 9/01/10 2:00pm 9/01/10 2:00pm

Stroke victim learns to read with his tongue

Several years ago, mystery author Howard Engel awoke to discover that he couldn't read the morning paper. In fact, he couldn't read anything. But he could still write. What happened next is one of the most bizarre neuroscience cases ever. » 6/28/10 12:02pm 6/28/10 12:02pm