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Exploring the Link Between Neurology and Creativity

Clinical neurology professor and doctor Oliver Sacks is the author of six books about his patients, people with autism, Parkinson's Disease, Tourette's Syndrome, and other neurological disorders. Sacks was portrayed by Robin Williams in the 1991 film version of his book "Awakenings." His other books include "A Leg to Stand On," and "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat." His newest is "An Anthropologist On Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales," which tells the stories of the disorders of seven of his subjects.

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Other segments from the episode on February 27, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 27, 1995: Interview with Fred Cuny; Interview with Oliver Sacks.

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