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Author Corkin, Suzanne, author.

Title Permanent present tense : the unforgettable life of the amnesic patient, H.M / suzanne Corkin
Edition 1st ed
Published New York : Basic Books, [2013]


Description 1 online resource (xix, 364 pages) : illustrations
Contents List of Insert Figures -- Prologue: The Man Behind the Initials -- 1. Prelude to Tragedy -- 2. "A Frankly Experimental Operation" -- 3. Penfield and Milner -- 4. Thirty Seconds -- 5. Memories Are Made of This -- 6. "An Argument with Myself" -- 7. Encode, Store, Retrieve -- 8. Memory without Remembering I: Motor-skill Learning -- 9. Memory without Remembering II: Classical Conditioning, Preceptual Learning, and Priming -- 10. Henry's Universe -- 11. Knowing Facts -- 12. Rising Fame and Declining Health -- 13. Henry's Legacy -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
Summary "The ... story of H.M., a brain-damaged amnesic whose case dramatically expanded the frontiers of neuroscience. H.M.'s true identity was only made public following his death in December 2008, and now neuroscientist Suzanne Corkin, who worked closely with H.M for nearly fifty years, tells the full story of his life and legacy--a story that encompasses many of the recent breakthroughs in the study of the brain, and which vividly reveals the neurological processes that make us human"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject H. M., 1926-2008.
H. M., 1926-2008
Amnesiacs -- Biography
Epilepsy -- Surgery -- United States -- History
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Neuroscience.
SCIENCE -- History.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Neuropsychology.
Epilepsy -- Surgery
United States
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2013002391
ISBN 9780465033492