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Oliver Sacks: Self-experiments in chemistry

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“Somehow I got off at the right bus stop and onto the train, even though everything now was in motion, whirling vertiginously, tilting and even turning upside down.”

— Oliver Sacks, Altered States: Self-experiments in chemistry

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I do not think of old age as an ever grimmer time that one must somehow endure and make the best of, but as a time of leisure and freedom, freed from the factitious urgencies of earlier days, free to explore whatever I wish, and to bind the thoughts and feelings of a lifetime together.

Oliver Sacks on turning 80

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Once he stared at his robe and saw a war between England and France…for twelve hours. And no less. Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks
Once he stared at his robe and saw a war between England and France…for twelve hours. And no less. Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks

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Nice to Meet You … Again

“All of us ‘transfer’ experiences to some extent, and at times we are not sure whether an experience was something we were told or read about, even dreamed about, or something that actually happened to us.” – Oliver Sacks

Because of social media, we know more about each other than ever personally conveyed. When online information mixes with offline exposure the two get blurred. We forget where we learned certain bits of information.

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