Exercise 2.1

Exercise 2.1 - Writing the Essay: Science October 18, 2005...

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Writing the Essay: Science October 18, 2005 11:00-12:15 Exercise 2.1 1) Oliver Sacks’ “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” was a story about a man who couldn’t “see” anything but was able to use his hearing as his eyes in life. Sacks’ idea in the story was to show how a person could interpret objects using different senses that other people wouldn’t use to interpret it. The ability to visualize objects is usually done with the eyes, but Dr. P. was able to see things with his other senses, especially his ears. The idea that Sacks tried to persuade the reader to understand was that not everything is the same to everyone. Some people may get through differently than others do. It may be unconventional, but that’s how he or she gets through life, having to adjust to life the best he or she can, whether it’s recognizing objects with the eyes or the ears. 2) - “Dr. P’s temporal lobes were obviously intact: he had a wonderful musical cortex. What, I wondered, was going on in his parietal and occipital lobes,
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