Red River Valley Fall 2015
Remembering Oliver Sacks (1933-2015)
Oliver Sacks, Neurologist Who Wrote About the Brain’s Quirks, Dies at 82
"A skilled pianist, Dr. Sacks often wrote about the relationship between music and the mind, eventually devoting a whole book, Musicophilia (2007), to the subject. Dr. Sacks disagreed with the Harvard psychologist and author Steven Pinker’s view of music as 'auditory cheesecake,' and pointed to its ability to reach dementia patients as evidence that music appreciation is hard-wired into the brain.