Tag Archives: Oliver Sachs

You only have one brain!

Treasure it! On a library shelf labelled “Recommended by Staff” was Musicology, by Oliver Sacks. I have two professionally trained musicians in the family, and I saw an author I enjoy- so I had to borrow it. Oliver Sacks, though, … Continue reading

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Am I my body? The Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks: Rebecca Skloot; and A Leg To Stand On: Oliver Sachs

Am I a “ghost in the machine”? Am I a wetware machine? What is consciousness? A soul or an epiphenomenon? Are my cells mine? Can someone patent my DNA? Every generation has its own questions: the history of human thought … Continue reading

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