The Resource Permanent present tense : the unforgettable life of the amnesic patient, H.M., Suzanne Corkin

Permanent present tense : the unforgettable life of the amnesic patient, H.M., Suzanne Corkin

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Permanent present tense : the unforgettable life of the amnesic patient, H.M.
Title
Permanent present tense
Title remainder
the unforgettable life of the amnesic patient, H.M.
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Suzanne Corkin
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Genre
Language
eng
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. "--
  • "Permanent Present Tense is the incredible 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. The case of H.M.--whose real name was Henry Gustav Molaison--is one of the most frequently cited in neuroscience literature, but little has been written about Molaison himself until now. Corkin spent nearly five decades closely studying Molaison, and came to serve as his protector and even a friend of sorts, although Molaison himself could never remember her from one encounter to the next. In telling Molaison's remarkable story, Corkin aims to both eulogize the man as she knew him--intelligent, patient, and remarkably good-humored--and also to explain how his individual case advanced the science of learning and memory"--
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individual biography
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Corkin, Suzanne
Dewey number
  • 616.85/2320092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
RC394.A5
LC item number
C58 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • H. M
  • Amnesiacs
  • Epilepsy
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience
  • SCIENCE / History
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Permanent present tense : the unforgettable life of the amnesic patient, H.M., Suzanne Corkin
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude to tragedy -- "A frankly experimental operation" -- Penfield and Milner -- Thirty seconds -- Memories are made of this -- "An argument with myself" -- Encode, store, retrieve -- Memory without remembering i: motor-skill learning -- Memory without remember ii: classical conditioning, perceptual learning, and priming -- Henry's universe -- Knowing facts -- Rising fame and declining health -- Henry's legacy -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn778420638
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xix, 364 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465031597
Lccn
2013002391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)778420638
  • (Sirsi) a1634703
Label
Permanent present tense : the unforgettable life of the amnesic patient, H.M., Suzanne Corkin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude to tragedy -- "A frankly experimental operation" -- Penfield and Milner -- Thirty seconds -- Memories are made of this -- "An argument with myself" -- Encode, store, retrieve -- Memory without remembering i: motor-skill learning -- Memory without remember ii: classical conditioning, perceptual learning, and priming -- Henry's universe -- Knowing facts -- Rising fame and declining health -- Henry's legacy -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn778420638
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xix, 364 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465031597
Lccn
2013002391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)778420638
  • (Sirsi) a1634703

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