Oliver Sacks — the celebrated British neurologist and author of the book Musicophilia, which explores the brain’s exciting and unpredictable relationship with music — died Sunday (August 30) of cancer at the age of 82 in his New York City home.
Sacks was one of the most popular scientists of his time, and The New York Times reports he received about 10,000 letters per year. His ability to capture more than just the condition, to capture the human underneath it, helped him achieve success as a lecturer and an applauded author. His 2007 book Musicophilia chronicled the tales of people who had strange, often whimsical flings with music in their lives. >>>more>>>