05 December 2017

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat – DRH062

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Episode 062 – The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat

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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.

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