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Episode 062 – The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat
Today we are going to look at a rare but fascinating neurological disorder: Synesthesia.
And a remarkable form of blindness: Blindsight.
That title, where did it come from?
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales is a 1985 book by neurologist Oliver Sacks describing the case histories of some of his patients. The title of the book comes from the case study of a man with visual agnosia. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat became the basis of an opera of the same name by Michael Nyman, which premiered in 1986.
Curious? Then don’t wait anymore and check it out!
- Can you see time?
- What percent of the population has some form of synesthesia?
- Blind man navigates maze
- The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat – Oliver Sacks
- The Hidden Sense : Synesthesia in Art and Science – Cretien Van Campen
- Oxford Handbook of Synesthesia – Julia Simner, Edward M. Hubbard
- The Frog Who Croaked Blue : Synesthesia and the Mixing of the Senses – Jamie Ward