Sacks Appeal – The Mind’s Eye – Part 5


I hadn’t planned to write anything further about The Mind’s Eye, but the book review of it in today’s LA Times moves me to add a few more words.  Most of the reviews of Oliver Sacks’ latest book mention the story of “Stereo Sue” only in passing, and typically that Sue’s story serves as a contrast in the joy of stereopsis gained, whereas Oliver’s revelation is the pain of  stereopsis lost.  Meehan Crist goes beyond the obvious in her observations about the significance of  what it is like to experience perceptual alterations of the kind that Sue has discovered and that Oliver has endured.  Have a look at it here.  A few other sources for fans of the book are the review in today’s NY Times; the B&N online interview; 20 questions at Kansas City.com; and a video interview of Oliver about his life’s work by NY1.  Regrettably I haven’t been able to take advantage of being in proximity to Oliver’s recent talks about his work and this monumental book, but these pieces add to the delight of how well he expounds not only on the sense of sight, but on his personal vision and that of others.

– Leonard J. Press, O.D., FCOVD, FAAO

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s