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By Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks vuelve a hacer gala de su singular talento como narrador, su sentido del humor y su inmensa cultura para plantear cuestiones que ponen en entredicho nuestra percepción del mundo y, muchas veces, nuestra propia identidad. Desde las visiones religiosas y su explicación fisiológica hasta el uso de drogas psicodélicas como puerta a una percepción inside que los sentidos nos niegan, los relatos del healthcare professional Sacks van más allá del mero historial médico y constituyen una auténtica historia cultural de l. a. percepción, un estudio antropológico de una supuesta anormalidad que no es, en el fondo, más que el reverso de lo que normalmente conocemos como realidad. «Fascinante. los angeles comprensión del health care professional Sacks hacia sus pacientes y su perspectiva filosófica transforman simples casos clínicos en relatos que iluminan las complejidades del cerebro humano y los misterios de los angeles mente humana» (Michiko Kakutani, long island Times).

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