The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

In this extraordinary book, Dr. Oliver Sacks recounts the stories of patients struggling to adapt to often bizarre worlds of neurological disorder.

Author: Oliver Sacks

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447275411

Category: Literary Collections


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With an introduction by Will Self. A classic work of psychology, this international bestseller provides a groundbreaking insight into the human mind. If a man has lost a leg or an eye, he knows he has lost a leg or an eye; but if he has lost a self – himself – he cannot know it, because he is no longer there to know it. In this extraordinary book, Dr. Oliver Sacks recounts the stories of patients struggling to adapt to often bizarre worlds of neurological disorder. Here are people who can no longer recognize everyday objects or those they love; who are stricken with violent tics or shout involuntary obscenities; who have been dismissed as autistic or retarded, yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents. If inconceivably strange, these brilliant tales illuminate what it means to be human. A provocative exploration of the mysteries of the human mind, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat is a million-copy bestseller by the twentieth century's greatest neurologist.

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales Study Guide

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales Study Guide contains a comprehensive summary and analysis of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks.

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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales Study Guide contains a comprehensive summary and analysis of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks. It includes a detailed Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Character Descriptions, Objects/Places, Themes, Styles, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion on The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales.

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

They limited a physician’s capacity to understand and then treat a patient’s condition. To highlight the issue, Sacks wrote the stories of 24 patients and their neurological clinical conditions.

Author: Dario Krpan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351351451



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In The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, neurologist Oliver Sacks looked at the cutting-edge work taking place in his field, and decided that much of it was not fit for purpose. Sacks found it hard to understand why most doctors adopted a mechanical and impersonal approach to their patients, and opened his mind to new ways to treat people with neurological disorders. He explored the question of deciding what such new ways might be by deploying his formidable creative thinking skills. Sacks felt the issues at the heart of patient care needed redefining, because the way they were being dealt with hurt not only patients, but practitioners too. They limited a physician's capacity to understand and then treat a patient's condition. To highlight the issue, Sacks wrote the stories of 24 patients and their neurological clinical conditions. In the process, he rebelled against traditional methodology by focusing on his patients' subjective experiences. Sacks did not only write about his patients in original ways - he attempt to come up with creative ways of treating them as well. At root, his method was to try to help each person individually, with the core aim of finding meaning and a sense of identity despite, or even thanks to, the patients' condition. Sacks thus redefined the issue of neurological work in a new way, and his ideas were so influential that they heralded the arrival of a broader movement - narrative medicine - that placed stronger emphasis on listening to and incorporating patients' experiences and insights into their care.

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks Key Takeaways Analysis Review

And Other Clinical Tales Instaread. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat And
Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review By
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ISBN: 1943427992

Category: Family & Relationships

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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: by Oliver Sacks | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review Preview: In this 30th anniversary edition of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks, M.D. brings together more than two dozen narratives of patients with many different neurological impairments. The narratives illuminate medical details of the diseases while illustrating how those diseases play out in a patient’s thoughts and actions, bringing a more human aspect to the ailments. These neurological impairments take on many forms. Losses can be highly disruptive to a patient’s life, such as Jimmie G.’s severe memory loss. However, many patients find ways to adapt to their ailments and recoup those losses in other ways, such as Mr. P., a music teacher who lost his ability to distinguish faces and objects, even mistaking his wife for his hat, who learned to sing to himself to keep from becoming disoriented. And MacGregor, who installed a level on his glasses to enable him to stand upright to correct a persistent lean… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat:Overview of the bookImportant PeopleKey TakeawaysAnalysis of Key Takeaways

New York Magazine

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, and Other Clinical Tales, by Oliver
Sacks. Summit; 233 pages; $15.95. DR. P., "A MUSICIAN OF DISTINCTION," IS
the man in the riveting title of Dr. Sacks's most absorbing book. He did indeed
mistake ...





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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

The Wisdom of Psychopaths

In his book The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat . . . Oliver Sacks, The Man
Who Mistook His Wifefor a Hat: And Other Clinical Tales (New York: Summit
Books, Simon & Schuster, 1985). Kéri has found thatpeople . . . Creativity: A
Promoter ...

Author: Kevin Dutton

Publisher: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374709106

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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In this engrossing journey into the lives of psychopaths and their infamously crafty behaviors, the renowned psychologist Kevin Dutton reveals that there is a scale of "madness" along which we all sit. Incorporating the latest advances in brain scanning and neuroscience, Dutton demonstrates that the brilliant neurosurgeon who lacks empathy has more in common with a Ted Bundy who kills for pleasure than we may wish to admit, and that a mugger in a dimly lit parking lot may well, in fact, have the same nerveless poise as a titan of industry. Dutton argues that there are indeed "functional psychopaths" among us—different from their murderous counterparts—who use their detached, unflinching, and charismatic personalities to succeed in mainstream society, and that shockingly, in some fields, the more "psychopathic" people are, the more likely they are to succeed. Dutton deconstructs this often misunderstood diagnosis through bold on-the-ground reporting and original scientific research as he mingles with the criminally insane in a high-security ward, shares a drink with one of the world's most successful con artists, and undergoes transcranial magnetic stimulation to discover firsthand exactly how it feels to see through the eyes of a psychopath. As Dutton develops his theory that we all possess psychopathic tendencies, he puts forward the argument that society as a whole is more psychopathic than ever: after all, psychopaths tend to be fearless, confident, charming, ruthless, and focused—qualities that are tailor-made for success in the twenty-first century. Provocative at every turn, The Wisdom of Psychopaths is a riveting adventure that reveals that it's our much-maligned dark side that often conceals the trump cards of success.

Patient Tales

See Alexander R. Luria , The Mind of a Mnemonist ( 1968 ) and The Man with a
Shattered World ( 1972 ) ; and Oliver Sacks , Awakenings , 3rd ed . ( 1983 ) and
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales ( 1985 ) .

Author: Carol Berkenkotter

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570037610

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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"During the asylum era, case histories were a means by which practitioners organized and disseminated local knowledge through professional societies, affiliations, and journals. The way in which these histories were recorded was subsequently codified, giving rise to a genre. In her thorough reading of Sigmund Freud's Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria, Berkenkotter shows how this account of Freud's famous patient "Dora" led to technical innovation in the genre through the incorporation of literary devices. In the volume's final section, Berkenkotter carries the discussion forward to the present in her examination of the turn from psychoanalysis to a research-based and medically oriented classification system now utilized by the American Psychiatric Association. Throughout her work Berkenkotter stresses the value of reading case histories as an interdisciplinary bridge between the humanities and sciences."--BOOK JACKET.

Transforming Madness

His collection of essays The Brain Has a Mind of Its Own : Insights from a
Practicing Neurologist ( New York : Harmony , 1991 ) — like the essays of Oliver
Sacks ( The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat : And Other Clinical Tales ( New
York ...

Author: Jay Neugeboren

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520228757

Category: Medical

Page: 390

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"Transforming Madness is the most uplifting, engaging, and informative story about the good news related to helping people with severe mental illness that I have ever read."—Dr. William A. Anthony, Director, Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Bloodchild and Other Stories

We carry as many as 50,000 different genes in each of the nuclei of our billions of
cells. ... Roueché, An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales and The
Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks.

Author: Octavia E. Butler

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1583228039

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

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A perfect introduction for new readers and a must-have for avid fans, this New York Times Notable Book includes "Bloodchild," winner of both the Hugo and the Nebula awards and "Speech Sounds," winner of the Hugo Award. Appearing in print for the first time, "Amnesty" is a story of a woman named Noah who works to negotiate the tense and co-dependent relationship between humans and a species of invaders. Also new to this collection is "The Book of Martha" which asks: What would you do if God granted you the ability—and responsibility—to save humanity from itself? Like all of Octavia Butler’s best writing, these works of the imagination are parables of the contemporary world. She proves constant in her vigil, an unblinking pessimist hoping to be proven wrong, and one of contemporary literature’s strongest voices.

Preventing Misdiagnosis of Women

sclerosis ” ( among other disorders ) and the latter as “ obvious somatization ” in a
woman psychotherapy patient ( whose therapist may have failed to recognize it ) ;
only the ... The man who mistook his wife for a hat and other clinical tales .

Author: Elizabeth A. Klonoff

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761900474

Category: Medical

Page: 152

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Many physical disorders suffered by women have psychiatric symptoms. For example, hyperthyroidism can result in depression and anxiety, and temporal lobe epilepsy can have the same symptoms as bipolar disorder. As a result, women are in danger of being misdiagnosed as having psychiatric problems and receiving completely inappropriate treatment. This volume gives psychotherapists, counsellors and other mental health professionals the foundation for identifying physiological disorders that may be at the root of the mental health problems presented by female clients. Illustrated with detailed cases and supplemented with quick reference guides to symptoms and a glossary, this much-needed book provides information that until now

Psychological Masquerade

Delusional misidentification in association with parkinsonism. Journal of
Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 10, 194–198. Sacks, O. (1998). The
man who mistook his wife for a hat and other clinical tales. New York: Simon &
Schuster ...

Author: Robert L. Taylor, MD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826101112

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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When faced with a patient whose psychological symptoms may stem from an organic, or medical, condition rather than psychology, how does the practitioner determine exactly which is the true case? To facilitate this process and give psychologists, social workers, and nurses a useable guide to assessment, Robert Taylor created Psychological Masquerade and has updated it to be the most complete handbook you will ever need in the field. New chapters on violent behavior, amnesia and dementia, sex obsession, and Munchausen-by-Proxy fill out the guide and numerous case studies help clarify diagnostic criteria and provide a welcome hands-on approach to caring for clients in this delicate balance. As a further enhancement of the text as assessment tool, self-tests for hypothetical cases are included as are specific clinical tests that aid in clue gathering. This is the perfect clinical guide for any practitioner who is likely to come into contact with psychological masquerade among their clients and will be a welcome addition to the practitioner's toolbox.

Experience Design

Narratology beyond Literary Criticism. Mediality, Disciplinarity. Berlin: Walter de
Gruyter, 2005: 1–23. Sacks, Oliver. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and
Other Clinical Tales. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1998. Shainberg, Steven.

Author: Peter Benz

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472571134

Category: Design

Page: 208

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How can we design better experiences? Experience Design brings together leading international scholars to provide a cross-section of critical thinking and professional practice within this emerging field. Contributors writing from theoretical, empirical and applied design perspectives address the meaning of 'experience'; draw on case studies to explore ways in which specific 'experiences' can be designed; examine which methodologies and practices are employed in this process; and consider how experience design interrelates with other academic and professional disciplines. Chapters are grouped into thematic sections addressing positions, objectives and environments, and interactions and performances, with individual case studies addressing a wide range of experiences, including urban spaces, the hospital patient, museum visitors, mobile phone users, and music festival and restaurant goers.

Stories We ve Heard Stories We ve Told

The man who mistook his wife for a hat and other clinical tales. New York, NY:
Touchstone. Sadik, A. (2008). Digital storytelling: A meaningful
technologyintegrated approach for engaged student learning. Educational
Technology Research ...

Author: Jeffrey Kottler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199328277

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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This is a book that integrates what is known from a wide variety of disciplines about the nature of storytelling and how it influences and transforms people's lives. Drawing on material from the humanities, sociology, anthropology, neurophysiology, media and communication studies, narrative inquiry, indigenous healing traditions, as well as education, counseling, and therapy, the book explores the ways that therapists operate as professional storytellers. In addition, our job is to hold and honor the stories of our clients, helping them to reshape them in more constructive ways. The book itself is written as a story, utilizing engaging prose, research, photographs, and powerful anecdotes to draw readers into the intriguing dynamics and processes involved in therapeutic storytelling. It sets the stage for what follows by discussing the ways that stories have influenced history, cultural development, and individual worldviews and then delves into the ways that everyday lives are impacted by the stories we hear, read, and view in popular media. The focus then moves to stories within the context of therapy, exploring how client stories are told, heard, and negotiated in sessions. Attention then moves to the ways that therapists can become more skilled and accomplished storytellers, regardless of their theoretical preferences and style.

Autobiographical Memory and the Construction of A Narrative Self

The man who mistook his wife for a hat and other clinical tales. New York:
Harpers. Schweder, R. (2000). The psychology of practice and the practice of
three psychologies. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 3, 207-222. Slobin, D. E.

Author: Robyn Fivush

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 113565185X

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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It is a truism in psychology that self and autobiographical memory are linked, yet we still know surprisingly little about the nature of this relation. Scholars from multiple disciplines, including cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, anthropology, and philosophy have begun theorizing and writing about the ways in which autobiographical memory is organized, the role that narratives play in the development of autobiographical memory, and the relations between autobiographical memory, narrative, and self concept. If narratives are a critical link between memory and self, then it becomes apparent that the roles of language and social interaction are paramount. These are the issues addressed in this volume. Although individual authors offer their own unique perspectives in illuminating the nature of the link between self and memory, the contributors share a perspective that both memory and self are constructed through specific forms of social interactions and/or cultural frameworks that lead to the formation of an autobiographical narrative. Taken together, the chapters weave a coherent story about how each of us creates a life narrative embedded in social-cultural frameworks that define what is appropriate to remember, how to remember it, and what it means to be a self with an autobiographical past.

Arrow of Chaos

1986. Like Engendering Like: Heredity and Animal Breeding in Early Modern
England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Sacks, Oliver. 1987. The Man
Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales. New York:

Author: Ira Livingston

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816627950

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

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Arrow of Chaos navigates through postmodern co-ordinates such as chaos theory and fractals, mapping the ongoing mutations of Romanticism in postmodern culture and t he inklings of the postmodern already at work in Romanticism . '

The Oxford Companion to Consciousness

In The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales. —— (1984).
A Leg to Stand On. Smart, J. J. C. (1962). 'Sensations and brain processes'. In
Chappell, V. C. (ed.) The Philosophy of Mind. Sperber, D., Premack, D., and ...

Author: Tim Bayne

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191021032

Category: Psychology

Page: 670

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Consciousness is undoubtedly one of the last remaining scientific mysteries and hence one of the greatest contemporary scientific challenges. How does the brain's activity result in the rich phenomenology that characterizes our waking life? Are animals conscious? Why did consciousness evolve? How does science proceed to answer such questions? Can we define what consciousness is? Can we measure it? Can we use experimental results to further our understanding of disorders of consciousness, such as those seen in schizophrenia, delirium, or altered states of consciousness? These questions are at the heart of contemporary research in the domain. Answering them requires a fundamentally interdisciplinary approach that engages not only philosophers, but also neuroscientists and psychologists in a joint effort to develop novel approaches that reflect both the stunning recent advances in imaging methods as well as the continuing refinement of our concepts of consciousness. In this light, the Oxford Companion to Consciousness is the most complete authoritative survey of contemporary research on consciousness. Five years in the making and including over 250 concise entries written by leaders in the field, the volume covers both fundamental knowledge as well as more recent advances in this rapidly changing domain. Structured as an easy-to-use dictionary and extensively cross-referenced, the Companion offers contributions from philosophy of mind to neuroscience, from experimental psychology to clinical findings, so reflecting the profoundly interdisciplinary nature of the domain. Particular care has been taken to ensure that each of the entries is accessible to the general reader and that the overall volume represents a comprehensive snapshot of the contemporary study of consciousness. The result is a unique compendium that will prove indispensable to anyone interested in consciousness, from beginning students wishing to clarify a concept to professional consciousness researchers looking for the best characterization of a particular phenomenon.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Cognitive Development

In P. Rochat (Ed.), Early social cognition: Understanding others in the first months
of life (pp. 257–280). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. ... Nature, 260, 520–522. Sacks, O. (
1985). The man who mistook his wife for a hat and other clinical tales.

Author: Usha Goswami

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444351737

Category: Psychology

Page: 816

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This definitive volume is the result of collaboration by top scholars in the field of children's cognition. New edition offers an up-to-date overview of all the major areas of importance in the field, and includes new data from cognitive neuroscience and new chapters on social cognitive development and language Provides state-of-the-art summaries of current research by international specialists in different areas of cognitive development Spans aspects of cognitive development from infancy to the onset of adolescence Includes chapters on symbolic reasoning, pretend play, spatial development, abnormal cognitive development and current theoretical perspectives

Handbook of Psychiatry in Palliative Medicine

Kearney M. Palliative medicine—just another specialty? ... Sacks O. The Man
Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales. New York: Harper and
Row, 1987. Frankl V. Man's Search for Meaning—an Introduction to Logotherapy.

Author: Division of Palliative Care University of Manitoba Harvey Max Chochinov Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199748785

Category: Medical

Page: 456

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This work complements the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine and The Handbook of Psychooncology. Topics include the role of psychiatry in terminal care, diagnosis and management of depression, suicide in the terminally ill, pain management, the nature of suffering in terminal illness, and psychotherapeutic interventions. The book also takes into consideration new directions for psychosocial palliative care research.

Concepts of Alzheimer Disease

Biological, Clinical, and Cultural Perspectives Peter J. Whitehouse, Konrad
Maurer, Jesse F. Ballenger. Center Report 22(2): 23–30. ... In The Man Who
Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales, 23–42. New York:

Author: Peter J. Whitehouse

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801877156

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 344

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As the essays in this volume show, conceptualizing dementia has always been a complex process. With contributions from noted professionals in psychiatry, neurology, molecular biology, sociology, history, ethics, and health policy, Concepts of Alzheimer Disease looks at the ways in which Alzheimer disease has been defined in various historical and cultural contexts. The book covers every major development in the field, from the first case described by Alois Alzheimer in 1907 through groundbreaking work on the genetics of the disease. Essays examine not only the prominent role that biomedical and clinical researchers have played in defining Alzheimer disease, but also the ways in which the perspectives of patients, their caregivers, and the broader public have shaped concepts.

Self and Emotional Life

Jacques Lacan, Le Séminaire de Jacques Lacan, book 19, trans. Cormac
Gallagher from unedited French typescripts, 114–126. 16. oliver Sacks, The Man
Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, and Other Clinical Tales (London: Picador, 1985)
, 36.

Author: Adrian Johnston

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023153518X

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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Adrian Johnston and Catherine Malabou defy theoretical humanities' deeply-entrenched resistance to engagements with the life sciences. Rather than treat biology and its branches as hopelessly reductive and politically suspect, they view recent advances in neurobiology and its adjacent scientific fields as providing crucial catalysts to a radical rethinking of subjectivity. Merging three distinct disciplines—European philosophy from Descartes to the present, Freudian-Lacanian psychoanalysis, and affective neuroscience—Johnston and Malabou triangulate the emotional life of affective subjects as conceptualized in philosophy and psychoanalysis with neuroscience. Their experiments yield different outcomes. Johnston finds psychoanalysis and neurobiology have the potential to enrich each other, though affective neuroscience demands a reconsideration of whether affects can be unconscious. Investigating this vexed issue has profound implications for theoretical and practical analysis, as well as philosophical understandings of the emotions. Malabou believes scientific explorations of the brain seriously problematize established notions of affective subjectivity in Continental philosophy and Freudian-Lacanian analysis. She confronts philosophy and psychoanalysis with something neither field has seriously considered: the concept of wonder and the cold, disturbing visage of those who have been affected by disease or injury, such that they are no longer affected emotionally. At stake in this exchange are some of philosophy's most important claims concerning the relationship between the subjective mind and the objective body, the structures and dynamics of the unconscious dimensions of mental life, the role emotion plays in making us human, and the functional differences between philosophy and science.