Author Oliver Sacks Lectures

OLIVER SACKS: Hallucinations

The Robert B. Silvers LectureOliver Sacks

 Monday, September 21, 2009, 7:00 pm

The New York Public Library, Celeste Bartos Forum

Fifth Avenue between 40th and 42nd Street

Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks examines how the normal brain, if deprived of perceptual input, may generate illusory sensations—as with the visual hallucinations of the blind, or the musical hallucinations of the deaf.

The Robert B. Silvers Lecture is an annual series created by Max Palevsky in recognition of the work of Robert B. Silvers, editor of The New York Review of Books.

Tickets: $25 general admission; $15 when using discount code NYRB when purchasing tickets online at  or when calling 212 868 4444. Further information on the NY Public Library Web site.


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