The Echo Maker - Years ago, in Stony Brook - He woke fitfully Summary & Analysis

Richard Powers
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A case in one of Dr. Weber's books included a man named Neil who suffered a stroke and could no longer register or see anything on his left side. He did not shave the left side of his face and could not see the sunroom on the left side of his house. From Neil's experience, Dr. Weber gleaned two things: what people take as absolute space is actually a chain of perceptual processing; and even a brain that thought it was measuring and inhabiting space might already have lost half a world.

In 'Weber woke early, from rough sleep', Dr. Weber prepares for his day with breakfast at the hotel while he browses some tourist brochures on the local area. Dr. Weber heads to Good Samaritan to meet with Dr. Hayes who gives Dr. Weber some...

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