The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Chapter Abstracts

Preface

* Sacks explains why he writes the book.

* Tells stories rather than explaining studies.

* Sacks focuses on individual cases.

* He makes a variety of neurological and philosophical references.

* He makes a variety of neurological and philosophical references.

Part One, Losses: Introduction and Chapter One, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

* Sacks notes some history of neuroscience.

* He reviews correspondence with other neuroscientists.

* He focuses on communicating his patients' representation of self.

* Dr. P is introduced.

* Dr. P can't recognize objects or faces.

* Dr. P must sing to himself to organize his daily tasks.

* His wife must correct him if he stops singing.

* Dr. P continues to teach music until his death.

* Dr. P continues to be upbeat and intelligent.

Part One: Chapter Two, The Lost Mariner

* Jimmie G. is introduced.

* Jimmie is stuck in time because he cannot lay down new memories.

* He is stuck...

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