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In recent years, in reviewing their intellectual biography, neurologists Oliver Sacks, first, and Joaquim Mª Fuster, later, explain and make clear the importance of the links they created from a very young age with their own intellectual environments; or rather, with the discipline and topics that over the years shaped their work. Joaquim Mª Fuster—despite the poor philosophical atmosphere of the city of Barcelona during the Franco regime—can rediscover the spur of the works of Joan Lluís Vives and Ramon y Cajal. Progressively, in addition to his familiarisation with the work of these authors, he traces their way of embracing the concerns and challenges of those who have preceded him in the task of working on human consciousness around the world. He feels connected to it and recognises its merits because, as he says: “Memory is, in fact, essential for learning, retaining experiences, imagination, remembrance, reasoning, emotion, education, the arts and social life with other human beings”.