One Man’s Continuing Contribution to the Science of MemoryReport from Neuroscience 2010
The personal tragedy of the famous amnesic patient known for more than 50 years only by the initials H.M. revolutionized the science of memory. In a special lecture during the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in San Diego last month, researcher Suzanne Corkin summarized what H.M., whose full name was Henry Molaison, has […]
Memory: Pandora’s Hippocampus?
Our ability to intervene—not only to treat the ill but also to build up the healthy—is becoming increasingly likely as neuroscience progresses. Memory in particular could be a prime target for biological intervention. But unless we proceed wisely, altering memory could become a Pandora’s Box of unintended consequences and abuse.