Dr. Sacks’ piece Patterns was posted to the Times Migraine blog last night and has climbed to #3 on the Most Emailed list.
Do you swim to the lilt of a Strauss waltz? Do the Black Eyed Peas keep you on pace? No matter what your musical tastes, a good beat can keep you moving. Dr. Sacks talks about performance-enhancing music in this feature in today’s New York Times.
[More info appears in Musicophilia (pp 239-24)
Earworms. Brainworms. They’re those catchy little bits of music that get stuck in one’s head and repeat over and over. Steve Silberman interviews Dr. Sacks about them in the October issue of Wired. A longer version of the piece is available online.
Find yourself wondering what he was listening to in the cover photo? Perhaps it was something on Dr. Sacks’ iPod playlist. Wired has the annotated list and his selections are available on iTunes.
Dr. Sacks has written a brief piece on “urban ferning” for this week’s Talk of the Town column in The New Yorker (August 13th issue, available now).
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat has been selected as one of Discover magazine’s 25 Greatest Science Books of All Time. The list appears in the December 2006 issue.