24th June 2024

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Hello. It was my first time watching this movie, but as I said, the case of Oliver Sacks’ patients was brought up in “Brain storms”, so I knew that dr Sayer’s character was based on him. The book also described the side-effects such as involuntary movements, need to take higher doses with time and the “on-off effect”. Another effect was impulse-control disorder, which I think could be an explanation of Leonard’s agressive and rebellious behavior.