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Henry G. Molaison (H.M.): On Learning and Memory

H. M., an Unforgettable Amnesiac, Dies at 82 – Obituary

– “On Tuesday evening at 5:05, Henry Gustav Molaison  known worldwide only as H. M., to protect his privacy died of respiratory failure at a nursing home in Windsor Locks, Conn. His death was confirmed by Suzanne Corkin, a neuroscientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who had worked closely with him for decades. Henry Molaison was 82.”

– “From the age of 27, when he embarked on a life as an object of intensive study, he lived with his parents, then with a relative and finally in an institution. His amnesia did not damage his intellect or radically change his personality. But he could not hold a job and lived, more so than any mystic, in the moment.”

– “The implications were enormous. Scientists saw that there were at least two systems in the brain for creating new memories.”

Full article on a fascinating story: H. M., an Unforgettable Amnesiac, Dies at 82 – Obituary

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