Latest Oliver Sacks Stories

2014-06-10 23:01:43

The IMNF names Jay Stark, a long-time board member, as board chairman and adds noted pediatric ophthalmologist and eye surgeon Dr. Amir Arbisser, attorney and legal scholar Harry Ballan and veteran cultural radio and television broadcaster Midge Woolsey to the Institute’s Board of Directors. Bronx, N.Y. (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 Taking the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function (IMNF) into its third decade of groundbreaking music therapy research and service, newly installed board...

2013-04-04 15:17:47

Professor of neurology, physician, and author Oliver Sacks M.D. has outlined case studies of hallucinations of musical notation, and commented on the neural basis of such hallucinations, in a new paper for the neurology journal Brain. In this paper, Dr Sacks is building on work done by Dominic ffytche et al in 2000 [i], which delineates more than a dozen types of hallucinations, particularly in relation to people with Charles Bonnet syndrome (a condition that causes patients with visual...

2011-03-20 00:01:43

Dr. Dianne Daly, a key character in the new feature film "The Music Never Stopped" is based on music therapy pioneer Dr. Concetta Tomaino. New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) March 19, 2011 "The Music Never Stopped," a new feature film based on the case study "The Last Hippie" by Dr. Oliver Sacks, M.D. ("Awakenings"), chronicles the journey of a father and son adjusting to a lifetime of missed opportunities and how music therapy helps restore the young man's memory, as well as his relationship with...

2008-08-14 12:00:37

The healing power of music and the helping power of musicians come together September 8th when beloved three-time Grammy(R) nominated singer and songwriter Odetta headlines the 8th Annual Music Has Power(TM) awards benefit at Feinstein's at Loews Regency - The Nightclub of New York. Known for her power and versatility, Odetta's legendary musical legacy spans six decades and musical genres from traditional, folk and spirituals to blues and jazz. The Music Has Power awards are presented...

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