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Oliver Sacks, Casting Light on the Interconnectedness of Life

It’s no coincidence that so many of the qualities that made Oliver Sacks such a brilliant writer are the same qualities that made him an ideal doctor: keen powers of observation and a devotion to detail, deep reservoirs of sympathy, and an intuitive understanding of the fathomless mysteries of the …

Oliver Sacks

What Is and Isn’t Narcissism: 3 Key Identifiers, 2 of 5

Many articles of late describe a narcissist as someone “in love” with themselves, absorbed with activities that promote their success, dreams and …

Relationships

To Stop Procrastinating, Start by Understanding the Emotions Involved

Putting off a work or school assignment in order to play videogames or water the plants might seem like nothing more serious than poor time-management.

But researchers say chronic procrastination is an emotional strategy for dealing with stress, and it can lead to significant issues in …

Procrastination

Low Empathy Associated with Borderline Personality Disorder

New research suggests an explanation for the relationship difficulties experienced by people with borderline personality disorder.

Investigators from …

Personality

Renowned scientist Oliver Sacks has died, but his stories continue to shed light on the mysteries of the mind

Oliver Sacks, the British neurologist and writer whose eloquent stories about the brain explored what it means to be human, died Sunday of skin cancer that spread to his liver, at the age of 82. But his contributions to our understanding of the mind live on.

His case studies of patients with rare …

The Brain

50 is the new 42: technology is making brains of middle-aged younger

The increasing mental demands of technology is making older people sharper than previous generations, scientists have shown

50 is the new 42, scientists have concluded, after discovering that the brains of middle-aged people are getting sharper and younger to keep up with the demands of modern …

Scientific Research

The disturbing consequences of seeing a doppelganger

One morning, a man discovered his double staring him in the eyes. Anil Ananthaswamy explores a dangerous hallucination that reveals how the brain constructs our sense of self.

More than two decades ago, Peter Brugger, as a PhD student in neuropsychology at the University Hospital Zurich in …

The Brain

Children May Not Actually 'Grow Out' Of ADHD After All

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There's a common myth that most children or adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder grow out of the condition as they get older.

A new study suggests that it's not that simple.

A University of Cambridge study, published Wednesday in the journal European Child Adolescent …

ADHD

Psychological disorder causes you to hallucinate your doppelgänger

In the book The Man Who Wasn't There, Anil Ananthaswamy explores mysteries of self, including the weirdness of autoscopic phenomena, a kind of hallucination in which you are convinced that you are having an out-of-body experience or face to face with your non-existent twin. From a BBC feature based …

Sleep shortage increases susceptibility to catching cold - study

People who get too little sleep are more likely to catch a cold, according to US scientists who suspect that a good night’s sleep is crucial for the body’s immune defences.

Those who slept six hours a night or less were four times more likely to catch a cold when they were exposed to the virus than …

Sleep

Virtual Worlds: Are They Good or Bad for Children?

Playing in online worlds is a growing phenomenon and children and young people are being exposed to many online games, social media apps and other …

Kids

Why a Mediterranean diet is good for your brain

A wealth of new research suggests foods rich with fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can slow memory loss

Whenever the fictional character Popeye the Sailor Man managed to down a can of spinach, the results were almost instantaneous: he gained superhuman strength. Devouring any solid object …

Brain Fitness

Clinician of compassion: Oliver Sacks opened a window to the extraordinary

The world will be a far, far poorer place without regular reports from the distant reaches of the land of mind and brain by the great neurologist Oliver Sacks. He had a unique literary gift. A clinician of compassion, he could also – in a deft, often passionate portrait – familiarise us with human …

Oliver Sacks

Visual Fields

Chapters:

CHAPTER 1: Introduction

MAYER: We do differentiate between visual acuity and visual field, visual acuity being the centermost part of vision …

New Research Identifies Behavior Patterns That Precede Suicide Attempts

A multi-national study has identified the behavior patterns that precede many suicide attempts.According to researchers, this could help lead to …

Depression

Neurologist and Writer Oliver Sacks Dies at 82

He had sold millions of books based on his cases

(NEW YORK) — Dr. Oliver Sacks, whose books like “The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat” probed distant ranges of human experience by compassionately portraying people with severe and sometimes bizarre neurological conditions, has died. He was …

Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks, Renowned Neurologist And Author, Dies At 82

Oliver Sacks, the famed neurologist and best-selling author of books such as The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, died of cancer today in New York City at the age of 82, a longtime friend and colleague has confirmed.

The London-born academic's 1973 memoir Awakenings, about his efforts to use the …

Oliver Sacks

Review: Oliver Sacks Looks at His Life in ‘On the Move’

ON THE MOVE

A Life

By Oliver Sacks

Illustrated. 397 pages. Alfred A. Knopf. $27.95.

In a blunt, eloquent and devastating Op-Ed essay in The New York Times in February, Dr. Oliver Sacks revealed that cancer in his liver had left him with only months to live. This knowledge, he wrote, had enabled him to …

Oliver Sacks

Famed Neurologist Oliver Sacks Dies at 82

Renowned neurologist and author of "Awakenings" Oliver Sacks died today. He was 82.

His assistant, Kate Edgar, told The New York Times the cause was …

Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks has left the building

Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks has died at the age of 82.It’s hard to fully comprehend the enormous impact of Oliver Sacks on the public’s …

Neurology

Famed Neuroscientist and Author Oliver Sacks Dies at 82

Oliver Sacks, the neurologist and author whose books and case histories in the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books introduced a lay audience to …

Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks, neurologist and author, dies at 82

The neurologist and author explored the mysteries of the brain in 'The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,' and died after an earlier form of cancer in his eye returned and spread throughout his body.

In February, Oliver Sacks announced to the world that an earlier case of melanoma in his eye had …

Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks in The New Yorker

Oliver Sacks, the neurologist and writer, died on Sunday at the age of eighty-two. He was a treasured writer here at The New Yorker. Sacks wrote his first piece for the magazine, “A Surgeon’s Life,” in 1992; it was a profile of a doctor with Tourette’s syndrome. From then on, often under the rubric …

Oliver Sacks

A Rare, Personal Look at Oliver Sacks’s Early Career

The world was saddened to learn of neurologist and best-selling author Oliver Sacks’s terminal illness through a recent op-ed. With Sacks’s new autobiography out this month, Lawrence Weschler shares early stories and diary entries about Sacks, his close friend, before Sacks achieved worldwide …

Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks Dies at 82; Neurologist and Author Explored the Brain’s Quirks

Oliver Sacks, the neurologist and acclaimed author who explored some of the brain’s strangest pathways in best-selling case histories like “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” using his patients’ disorders as starting points for eloquent meditations on consciousness and the human condition, …

Neurology

Landscape of brain ridges may vary with gender in autism —

A region of the brain involved in interpreting social cues is unusually smooth in boys and men with autism, but normal in girls and women with the …

Gender

3 DBT Skills Everyone Can Benefit From

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a highly effective type of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), originally created to treat borderline …

Psychology

NASA Develops 3-D Camera for Your Brain

When it comes to brain surgery, details make all the difference.

Researchers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have developed a groundbreaking …

The Brain

The Power of Positive Memory Recall

Stress-induced depression can be overcome in mice by inducing the firing of neurons that had been active during a positive experience.

Chronic stress …