Weekly Reads Chapter 1: The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat is a classic book that delves into neurology on a case by case basis.

This book is a ticket into the brain of a scientist. From testing a hypothesis to developing theory, Sacks has an amazing problem-solving ability which is shown through his analysis of his patients.  His guess and check philosophy is one I know I will use in the future.

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The book is split into 4 different sections: Losses, Excesses, Transports, and The World of the Simple. Each different section deals with a specific part of brain function.

Excesses and losses handle deficits and excesses in the brain and how their effect human functioning. There is an emphasis on the right hemisphere of the brain.

Transports and The World of Simple discuss phenomenological manifestations with reference to spontaneous reminiscences, altered perceptions, and extraordinary qualities of mind found in mentally handicapped people.

In total the book has twenty-four different essays, each well-crafted, intriguing, and scientific.

Feel free to follow me on my journey as I read The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat. In my series, Weekly Reads, an article about various neuroscience books will be published on a week by week basis.

Weekly Updates can be found here: weekly reads.




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