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Permanent Present Tense

The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesic Patient, H.M
Corkin, Suzanne (Book - 2013 )
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"Permanent Present Tense tells the incredible story of Henry Gustave Molaison, known only as H. M. until his death in 2008. In 1953, at the age of twenty-seven, Molaison underwent a dangerous "psychosurgical" procedure intended to alleviate his debilitating epilepsy. The surgery went horribly wrong, and when Molaison awoke he was unable to store new experiences. For the rest of his life, he would be trapped in the moment. But Molaison's tragedy would prove a gift to humanity. The amazing specificity of his impairment shed new light on the functions and structures of the human brain, revolutionizing neuroscience. Today, the case of H. M. stands as one of the most consequential and widely referenced in this fast-expanding field. Renowned neuroscientist Suzanne Corkin worked with Molaison for nearly five decades. In Permanent Present Tense, she tells the full story of his life and legacy, leading her reader to the cutting edge of neuroscience with great clarity, sensitivity, and grace. "--
Authors: Corkin, Suzanne
Statement of Responsibility: Suzanne Corkin
Title: Permanent present tense
the unforgettable life of the amnesic patient, H.M
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2013], ©2013
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: xix, 364 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-350) and index
Summary: "Permanent Present Tense tells the incredible story of Henry Gustave Molaison, known only as H. M. until his death in 2008. In 1953, at the age of twenty-seven, Molaison underwent a dangerous "psychosurgical" procedure intended to alleviate his debilitating epilepsy. The surgery went horribly wrong, and when Molaison awoke he was unable to store new experiences. For the rest of his life, he would be trapped in the moment. But Molaison's tragedy would prove a gift to humanity. The amazing specificity of his impairment shed new light on the functions and structures of the human brain, revolutionizing neuroscience. Today, the case of H. M. stands as one of the most consequential and widely referenced in this fast-expanding field. Renowned neuroscientist Suzanne Corkin worked with Molaison for nearly five decades. In Permanent Present Tense, she tells the full story of his life and legacy, leading her reader to the cutting edge of neuroscience with great clarity, sensitivity, and grace. "--
Subject Headings: H. M., 1926-2008 Amnesiacs Biography Epilepsy Surgery United States History BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical. bisacsh SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience. bisacsh SCIENCE / History. bisacsh
Topical Term: Amnesiacs
Epilepsy
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Medical
SCIENCE Life Sciences Neuroscience
SCIENCE History
LCCN: 2013002391
ISBN: 9780465031597
0465031595
Branch Call Number: B Hm C
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In a visual presentation on May 16th, Professor Suzanne Corkin explores the riveting story of the man who couldn’t remember: H. M., the famous brain-damaged patient whose case afforded untold advances in the study of memory.


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