Analysis Of The Book ' The Mind 's Eye '

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The memories created in the past form into experiences that can either hinder or aid an individual’s ability to deal with the situations he or she faces later in life. Oliver Sacks, author of The Mind’s Eye presumes that the experiences that have been perceived by the senses become the files stored in our memory and promote the brain and mind to reshape themselves when necessary. Azar Nafisi, author of Selections from Reading Lolita in Tehran reveals the impact of political oppression and how it compels freedom seeking women to take part in actions such as secretly discussing fictional literature, unveiling, and withdrawing from the controlled world. Martha Stout, author of When I Woke Up Tuesday Morning, it was Friday, observes that when an individual is unable to let go of past emotions, those emotions that have has great traumatic impact cause the person to repetitively recollect past events and live in a state of dementia. Although all three authors take account for different people with different traumatic experiences, each supports the idea that we, has humans, perceive the world in a way that we experience and define the real world outside our minds. Through past experiences, free will, imagination, and some form of therapy, the individuals presented in all three texts were able to escape the realities they were a part of and create their own worlds. Oliver Sacks demonstrates the ability for the brain to make new connections within its synapses which is an
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