30.10.2019: Luisenstr. 56, room 144
Oliver Sacks was one of the most influential and famous contemporary neurologists. In his famous books he introduced rare and unusual neurological disorders to a general audience, including encephalitis lethargica, disorders of perception, memory and language, deafness and visual disorders - just to name a few. These case reports are clinically interesting, but also reveal important principles of brain function. In this seminar, we will read some of Oliver Sacks’ most interesting patient descriptions and explore their current neuroscientific understanding based on recent research.