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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

Label
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.
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Corkin
Creator
Author
Subject
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."--
Summary
Documents the remarkable story of a famous brain-damaged patient whose case enabled considerable advances in the study of memory, describing his unique life after a 1953 "psychosurgical" treatment for epilepsy that disabled his ability to store new experiences
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10160873
Cataloging source
DLC
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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
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • H. M
  • Amnesiacs
  • Epilepsy
  • H. M
  • Amnesia, Anterograde
  • Epilepsy
  • Memory Disorders
  • Memory, Long-Term
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • H. M
  • Amnesiacs
  • Epilepsy
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the unforgettable life of the amnesic patient, H. M.
Label
Permanent present tense : the unforgettable life of the amnesic patient, H.M., Suzanne Corkin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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] pages of plates
Isbn
9780465031597
Lccn
2013002391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)778420638
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 category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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] pages of plates
Isbn
9780465031597
Lccn
2013002391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)778420638

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