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Read online Musicophilia: La musique, le cerveau et nous.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Musicophilia: La musique, le cerveau et nous La musique peut nous mouvoir jusqu au tr fonds de notre tre nous arracher la d pression nous inciter danser ou nous rendre triste et nostalgique Quand on est un neurologue aussi comp tent qu Oliver Sacks et ouvert comme lui bien d autres disciplines comment peut on comprendre et d crire ce pouvoir Plus d aires c r brales sont affect es au traitement de la musique qu celui du langage l homme est donc v ritablement une esp ce musicale Bien des exemples le montrent voqu s par Sacks avec la force et le talent qu on lui conna t voir L Homme qui prenait sa femme pour un chapeau depuis ce chirurgien frapp par un clair qui devient soudain pianiste l ge de quarante deux ans jusqu au fr re manchot de Wittgenstein en passant par les familiers de la synesth sie ou les arri r s mentaux m lomanes La musique est souvent m dicalement bienfaisante elle anime les parkinsoniens incapables de se mouvoir am liore l locution des victimes d accidents vasculaires apaise les patients atteints de la maladie d Alzheimer ou restitue des souvenirs certains amn siques L homme a donc une v ritable dimension musicale Oliver Sacks la d crit dans toute son tendue d un point de vue scientifique philosophique et spirituel by Oliver Sacks

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Musicophilia: La musique, le cerveau et nous
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A deeply moving testimony and celebration of how to embrace life br br In January Oliver Sacks was diagnosed with a recurrence of cancer and he shared this news in a i New York Times i essay that inspired readers all over the world I cannot pretend I am without fear But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude Above all I have been a sentient being a thinking animal on this beautiful planet and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure br i Gratitude i consists of four essays that originally appeared in i The New York Times i accompanied by a foreword that describes the occasion of each chapter The foreword is written by Billy Hayes Oliver Sacks s partner and Kate Edgar his long time collaborator, In his most extraordinary book one of the great clinical writers of the twentieth century i The New York Times i recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders Oliver Sacks s i The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat i tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects who are stricken with violent tics and grimaces or who shout involuntary obscenities whose limbs have become alien who have been dismissed as retarded yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents br br If inconceivably strange these brilliant tales remain in Dr Sacks s splendid and sympathetic telling deeply human They are studies of life struggling against incredible adversity and they enable us to enter the world of the neurologically impaired to imagine with our hearts what it must be to live and feel as they do A great healer Sacks never loses sight of medicine s ultimate responsibility the suffering afflicted fighting human subject, When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report Sacks will go far if he does not go too far It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed i On the Move i is infused with his restless energy As he recounts his experiences as a young neurologist in the early s first in California where he struggled with drug addiction and then in New York where he discovered a long forgotten illness in the back wards of a chronic hospital we see how his engagement with patients comes to define his life br br With unbridled honesty and humor Sacks shows us that the same energy that drives his physical passions weight lifting and swimming also drives his cerebral passions He writes about his love affairs both romantic and intellectual his guilt over leaving his family to come to America his bond with his schizophrenic brother and the writers and scientists Thom Gunn A R Luria W H Auden Gerald M Edelman Francis Crick who influenced him br br i On the Move i is the story of a brilliantly unconventional physician and writer and of the man who has illuminated the many ways that the brain makes us human, i Awakenings i which inspired the major motion picture is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I Frozen for decades in a trance like state these men and women were given up as hopeless until when Dr Oliver Sacks gave them the then new drug L DOPA which had an astonishing explosive awakening effect Dr Sacks recounts the moving case histories of his patients their lives and the extraordinary transformations which went with their reintroduction to a changed world