When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report. “Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far.” It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move is infused with his restless energy.
Have you ever seen something that wasn’t really there.
Heard someone call your name in an empty house. Sensed someone
following you and turned around to find nothing.
Hallucinations don’t belong wholly to the insane. Much more commonly, they are linked to sensory deprivation, intoxication, illness, or injury.