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Oct 29, 2015

In The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks tells 24 short-stories (all true) of some of his patients. The first chapter chronicles the story of one of Sacks' patients with visual agnosia (face-blindness) who literally mistakes his wife for a hat.

The book is split into four sections: each section dealing with a particular aspect of brain function such as deficits, excesses, and altered perceptions.

In this episode of On books we cover three Oliver Sacks books: Awakenings, "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" (the story), Musicophilia. As well as an interview with Princeton University Neuroscience Professor Nathaniel Daw. 

Read the book notes @ www.on-books.com

Oct 6, 2015

Habit - a decision you made at some point. And then stopped making, but continue acting upon.

In The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg brings us scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter at The New York Times, where he writes for the business section. You can follow him on Twitter @cduhigg.

For more on The Power of Habit, and On Books... visit @ www.on-books.com

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