Thursday, September 27, 2007

Music and mayhem

One last quickie.

Oliver Sacks has a new book out, Musicophillia: Tales of Music and the Brain. I loved some of his past books, which my psych prof turned me on to during my freshman year. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, The Island of the Color Blind, An Anthropologist on Mars, and he has a few more. For anyone that wants to see just how strange the brain/mind can be, definitely pick up the first book I mentioned. Nice short stories about patients he saw as a neurologist, and not too science heavy.

And what do strange minds do? Duh? They sue Steve Jobs and OJ Simpson for aiming missiles at their brains. What else would they do? (Here are the actual papers filed. I shit you not.)

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