Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks died on Sunday, August 30, at age 82. He’d announced in February that he was in the final stages of terminal cancer, and wrote a beautiful essay in the New York Times about what that meant to him: Over the last few days, I have been able to see my life […]
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TED News in Brief: Bill Nye joins the cast of “Dancing with the Stars,” Isaac Mizrahi moves on from fashion
Bill Nye the Science Guy (watch his TED-Ed lesson) will be joining the cast of “Dancing with the Stars.” New York Magazine says of Nye’s inclusion in the lineup — alongside Snooki, Valerie Harper and Jack Osbourne — that he is “the big get.” How long do we think it will be before he and […]
Today, neurologist Oliver Sacks — who gave the classic talk, “What hallucinations reveal about our minds,” at TED2009 — revealed in The New York Times that he has terminal cancer. In a beautiful essay, he writes, “It is up to me now to choose how to live out the months that remain to me. I have to live in […]
Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks brings our attention to Charles Bonnett syndrome — when visually impaired people experience lucid hallucinations. He describes the experiences of his patients in heartwarming detail and walks us through the biology of this under-reported phenomenon. (Recorded at TED2009, in Long Beach, California. Duration: 18:48) Twitter URL: http://on.ted.com/39 Watch Oliver Sacks’ […]
The ever busy Ethan Zuckerman has had to give the reins over to fellow blogger, Erik Hersman today as he accepts an award in Denver. As implausible as it may seem, Erik is as timely and productive as Ethan. Not convinced? Here’s an excerpt from his first blog of the day on Oliver Sacks: “We […]
Photo of Dr. Calvin O. Butts III, acknowledging Jim Gates and Stephon Alexander at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, as part of the World Science Festival, NYC. From entropybound‘s flickr set (and check out his blog). TED’s Marla Mitchnick reports from the Saturday night blockbuster “Music and the Brain,” held at the Abyssinian Baptist Church and […]