Oliver Sacks

Aug. 01, 2014

Tapping Into Musical Memory

A new documentary, Alive Inside, exposes the connections between music and memory.

alive inside, oliver sacks, dan cohen, music, memory, play, alzheimer's, dementia

Dec. 27, 2013

Oliver Sacks and the Search for the Giant Squid

In this 1997 conversation, neurologist Oliver Sacks describes the island of the colorblind, then chats with a researcher searching for giant squid.

oliver sacks, the island of the colorblind, giant squid, clyde roper, smithsonian

Nov. 09, 2012

Oliver Sacks: Hallucinations

In his latest book, neurologist Oliver Sacks explores the strange world of hallucinations, and documents his own experiments with psychedelic drugs.

oliver sacks, brain, hallucinations, drugs, visions, neuroscience

Dec. 16, 2011

Treating Stress, Speech Disorders With Music

Neurologists and therapists discuss how music therapy works, and the state of the science behind it.

music, brain, medicine, psychology, neurology, sacks

Dec. 03, 2010

Oliver Sacks and 'The Mind's Eye'

Neurologist Oliver Sacks talks with Ira about vision, the brain, and how the two can work together -- or can work against each other.

brain, vision, eye, sacks, cancer, desktop diaries

Nov. 09, 2007

Oliver Sacks - Musicophilia

How does music affect the brain? Join Ira in this segment for a conversation with neurologist and author Oliver Sacks about the brain and music.

music, brain, neurology

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