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The Resource The perpetual now : a story of amnesia, memory, and love, Michael D. Lemonick

The perpetual now : a story of amnesia, memory, and love, Michael D. Lemonick

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The perpetual now : a story of amnesia, memory, and love
Title
The perpetual now
Title remainder
a story of amnesia, memory, and love
Statement of responsibility
Michael D. Lemonick
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the aftermath of a shattering illness, Lonni Sue Johnson lives in a "perpetual now," where she has almost no memories of the past and a nearly complete inability to form new ones. The Perpetual Now is the moving story of this exceptional woman, and the groundbreaking revelations about memory, learning, and consciousness her unique case has uncovered. Lonni Sue Johnson was a renowned artist who regularly produced covers for The New Yorker, a gifted musician, a skilled amateur pilot, and a joyful presence to all who knew her. But in late 2007, she contracted encephalitis. The disease burned through her hippocampus like wildfire, leaving her severely amnesic, living in a present that rarely progresses beyond ten to fifteen minutes. Remarkably, she still retains much of the intellect and artistic skills from her previous life, but it's not at all clear how closely her consciousness resembles yours or mine. As such, Lonni Sue's story has become part of a much larger scientific narrative--one that is currently challenging traditional wisdom about how human memory and awareness are stored in the brain. In this probing, compassionate, and illuminating book, award-winning science journalist Michael D. Lemonick uses the unique drama of Lonni Sue Johnson's day-to-day life to give us a nuanced and intimate understanding of the science that lies at the very heart of human nature"--
  • "The story of Lonni Sue Johnson, a talented artist, musician and amateur pilot who lost all capacity for short term memory when she suffered encephalitis and the amazing scientific discoveries her condition has inspired"--
Summary
Profiles the experiences of a renowned artist, musician and pilot who suffered hippocampus damage from encephalitis, rendering her a severe amnesiac who lives in a perpetual present and cannot remember her life beyond 15 minutes
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Biography type
individual biography
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10552562
Cataloging source
DLC
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1953-
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Lemonick, Michael D.
Dewey number
  • 616.8/320092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC390
LC item number
.L46 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Johnson, L. S.
  • Encephalitis
  • Brain damage
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience
  • MEDICAL / Neuroscience
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical
  • Johnson, L. S.
  • Brain damage
  • Encephalitis
  • Health
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a story of amnesia, memory, and love
Label
The perpetual now : a story of amnesia, memory, and love, Michael D. Lemonick
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn960166569
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780385539661
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016017750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)960166569
Label
The perpetual now : a story of amnesia, memory, and love, Michael D. Lemonick
Publication
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn960166569
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780385539661
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016017750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)960166569

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