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The Mind’s Eye

This special presentation with the Metropolitan Museum of Art illuminated the complex and often surprising relationship between vision and the brain. In a wide-ranging conversation, Oliver Sacks and Robert Krulwich shed light on the interplay between what the eye sees and how the mind perceives it. Touching on topics including stereo vision, how the blind can be paradoxically hyper visual, and the mechanisms of visual hallucinations, this program added a new chapter to Sacks’ ongoing exploration into the fascinating mysteries of the brain and human experience.

Image © Elena Siebert

Moderator

Robert KrulwichRadio and Television Journalist

Robert Krulwich is co-host of Radiolab, WNYC Radio’s Peabody Award-winning program about ‘big ideas’, now one of public radio’s most popular shows. It is carried on more than 500 radio stations and its podcasts are downloaded over 5 million times each month.

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Participants

Oliver SacksNeurologist, Author

Oliver Sacks, a physician and author, has been called “the poet laureate of medicine” by The New York Times. His books and essays, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and An Anthropologist on Mars, are used in schools and universities around the world.

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