OLIVER SACKS is a professor of neurology and psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and the author of many books, including "Musicophilia, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, "and" Awakenings" (which inspired the Oscar-nominated film).
OLIVER SACKS is a professor of neurology and psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and the author of many books, including "Musicophilia, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, "and" Awakenings" (which inspired the Oscar-nominated film). See less
The following is a personality profile of Oliver Sacks based on his work.
Oliver Sacks is unconventional.
He is empathetic, he feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them. He is laid-back as well: he appreciates a relaxed pace in life. But, Oliver Sacks is also calm-seeking: he prefers activities that are quiet, calm, and safe.
More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for modernity.
He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done. Considers helping others to guide a large part of what he does: he thinks it is important to take care of the people around him.
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