Oliver Sacks' foot as a pivot point "
Imagine you wake up one day and find that you have ... no legs. Instead, on the bed is something alien, apparently planted. What is it? Who did it? Horror, panic ...
Imagine you wake up one day and find that you have ... no legs. Instead, on the bed is something alien, apparently planted. What is it? Who did it? Horror, panic ... Feelings are so unusual that they are almost impossible to pass. About how the body breaks down the image (because these sensations are called in the language of neuropsychology), recounts in his poignant book "The foot as a pivot point" famous neuroscientist and writer Oliver Sacks. Traveling across Norway, he fell awkwardly and tore ligaments in his left leg. He underwent a complicated operation and a long time recovering. But the understanding of the disease has led to the understanding of the nature Caksa bodily "I" person. And most importantly, he managed to attract the attention of doctors and scientists to rare disorders of consciousness that change the perception of the body and which neurologists did not attach much importance. Translated from English by Anna Alexandrova