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On Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 12:00-1:00 PM, join us for a live webcast of a conversation with best-selling author and NYU Langone Professor of Neurology Dr. Oliver Sacks. Dr. Sacks will discuss the amazing adaptive power of the human brain. This discussion is presented by Rusk Rehabilitation , in recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Month.
The brain has a fascinating way of compensating for injury and illness, developing new identities and skills in response to the hidden “disabilities” that come with brain injury. Sometimes, it even leads to the discovery of newfound talents and abilities. One thing is certain: no brain injury patient is ever the same as the next.
Dr. Sacks is best known for his collections of neurological case histories, including The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat, The Mind’s Eye, and Awakenings, which inspired the 1990 Academy Award-nominated feature film starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams. The New York Times has referred to Dr. Sacks as “the poet laureate of medicine.”