Permanent Present Tense

The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesiac Patient, H.M.
CD - unabridged
Audio (11 discs)
Product Number: DD4988
Released: May 14, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781611749540
Narrator/s: Pam Ward
Publisher: HighBridge Company
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Permanent Present Tense tells the incredible story of Henry Gustav 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.


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Permanent Present Tense
Product Number: BX00104173
Product Number:Z100049724
Product Number:DD4988

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Author(s): Suzanne Corkin
Narrator(s): Pam Ward
Product Number Z100049724
Released: May 14, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781611749557

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