Inside the brain of Oliver Sacks

August 30, 2015 3:54 PM

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Inside the brain of Oliver Sacks

What do extreme weightlifting, ferns and swimming have in common? The obvious answer is absolutely nothing, yet they were all great passions of renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks, who died today at the age of 82.

Morley Safer interviewed Sacks for a 1996 60 Minutes profile and remembers him as deeply -- and broadly -- curious. "He was passionate about everything that he was passionate about," Safer recalls, "which was everything."

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