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Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks (1933–2015) was a physician and the author of over ten books, the most recent of which is On the Move: A Life.

The Large Flowering Sensitive Plant, whose ‘plant electricity,’ Oliver Sacks writes, ‘moves slowly...as one can see by watching the leaflets...closing one by one along a leaf that is touched.’ Illustration from Robert John Thornton’s The Temple of Flora (1799–1807), published in a new edition by Taschen.

The Mental Life of Plants and Worms

Do jellyfish have minds?

The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the Action of Worms: with Observations on Their Habits

by Charles Darwin

Jelly-Fish, Star-Fish, and Sea-Urchins: Being a Research on Primitive Nervous Systems

by George John Romanes

Mental Evolution in Animals

by George John Romanes

In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind

by Eric R. Kandel

What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses

by Daniel Chamovitz

The Foundations of Ethology

by Konrad Lorenz

Behavior of the Lower Organisms

by Herbert Spencer Jennings

Cephalopod Behaviour

by Roger T. Hanlon and John B. Messenger

An Introduction to Nervous Systems

by Ralph J. Greenspan

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April 24, 2014 issue

Darwin and the Meaning of Flowers

Darwin’s Garden: An Evolutionary Adventure

an exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden, April 25–July 20, 2008; and the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California, October 4, 2008– January 5, 2009

November 20, 2008 issue

A Summer of Madness

Hurry Down Sunshine

by Michael Greenberg

Wisdom, Madness and Folly: The Philosophy of a Lunatic

by John Custance

Manic-Depressive Illness: Bipolar Disorders and Recurrent Depression

by Frederick K. Goodwin and Kay Redfield Jamison

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

by Kay Redfield Jamison

Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament

by Kay Redfield Jamison

The Seduction of Madness: Revolutionary Insightsinto the World of Psychosis and a Compassionate Approach to Recovery at Home

by Edward M. Podvoll

Lectures on Clinical Psychiatry

by Emil Kraepelin

Manic-Depressive Insanity and Paranoia

by Emil Kraepelin

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September 25, 2008 issue

In the River of Consciousness

The Principles of Psychology

by William James

Creative Evolution

by Henri Bergson

The Organization of Behavior: A Neuropsychological Theory

by Donald Hebb

Neural Darwinism: The Theory of Neuronal Group Selection

by Gerald M. Edelman

Wider Than the Sky: The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness

by Gerald M. Edelman

The Physiology of Truth: Neuroscience and Human Knowledge

by Jean-Pierre Changeux

The Astonishing Hypothesis: The Scientific Search for the Soul

by Francis Crick

The Quest for Consciousness: A Neurobiological Approach

by Christof Koch, foreword by Francis Crick.

A Natural History of Vision

by Nicholas J. Wade

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January 15, 2004 issue

Making up the Mind

Bright Air, Brilliant Fire: On the Matter of the Mind

by Gerald M. Edelman

April 8, 1993 issue

The Last Hippie

The Remembered Present: A Biological Theory of Consciousness

by Gerald M. Edelman

'Human Autonomy and the Frontal Lobes'

by F. Lhermitte and B. Pillon and M. Serdaru

Human Brain and Psychological Processes

by A. R. Luria

The Neuropsychology of Memory

by A. R. Luria

Long-lasting Perceptual Priming and Semantic Learning in Amnesia: A Case Experiment

by Endel Tulving and C.A.Gordon Hayman and Carol A. Macdonald

Drumming at the Edge of Magic: A Journey into the Spirit of Percussion

by Mickey Hart

'The Medial Temporal Lobe Memory System'

by Larry Squire and Stuart Zola-Morgan

Sound and Symbol: Volume I, Music and the External World Volume II, The Musician

by Victor Zuckerkandl

The Strange, Familiar, and Forgotten: An Anatomy of Consciousness

by Israel Rosenfield

'Three Possible Mechanisms of Unawareness of Deficit' Theoretical Issues

by Elkhonon Goldberg, William B. Barr, George P. Prigatano, Daniel L. Schachter, in Awareness of Deficit After Brain Injury

'On Dreaming and Wakefulness'

by R.R. Llinás and D. Paré

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March 26, 1992 issue

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