Oliver Sacks on blindness and the mind
Oliver Sacks has used his own experiences to inform his thinking and writing about the mind before, most notably in a A Leg to Stand On, but also in Musicophilia’s discussion of disorders of musical perception. More recently though he has been diagnosed with ocular melanoma, and has since lost the sight in one eye. He spoke about the experience, and about blindness more generally in this recent interview with Wired.
did you know he had an ocular melanoma while writing ‘musicophilia’? what a guy! you can read about it on my blog – i just reviewed his new book ‘the minds eye’