Remembering: What 50 Years of Research with Famous Amnesia Patient H.M. Can Teach Us About Memory and How It Works by Donald G. MacKay
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Overview: The psychologist who worked with a famous amnesiac patient for fifty years explains what his studies show about how memory functions and ways to keep the brain sharp.
At age twenty-seven, Henry Molaison underwent brain surgery to remedy life-threatening epilepsy. This operation inadvertently destroyed his hippocampus, the engine in the brain for forming new memories. Henry-until recently, known only as Patient H.M.-suffered catastrophic memory failures for the rest of his life and he became the most studied amnesia patient in the history of the world.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical > Diseases & Physical Ailments > Epilepsy