Permanent Present Tense

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In 1953, age 27, Henry Molaison undergoes experimental brain surgery.

Permanent Present Tense by Suzanne Corkin is the fascinating story of the life and legacy of Henry Molaison. In 1953 Henry underwent an experimental brain operation to alleviate his debilitating epilepsy which had a devastating and unexpected side effect. Henry was unable to store or recall any new memories, no longer could he remember the faces of new people he met, the places he visited, the moments he lived through, and the myriad experiences of everyday life. Memories slipped from him after just thirty seconds. Following the medical procedure he became the subject of research into neuroscience and went on to transform the way the scientific community understand memory and how it functions. This book is both a biography of Henry (known in the media and the world of science as HM), and the development of neuroscience over the course of the fifty years from the date of Henry's operation to his death in 2008.

Permanent Present Tense is written by the renowned neuroscientist Suzanne Corkin who is the head of the Corkin Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She worked with Henry for nearly five decades and tells his story and that of his contribution to medical science and elucidates the complex world of memory and the advances that have been made by researchers and enhanced by the technological revolution of the last half century.

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In 1953, age 27, Henry Molaison undergoes experimental brain surgery.

Permanent Present Tense by Suzanne Corkin is the fascinating story of the life and legacy of Henry Molaison. In 1953 Henry underwent an experimental brain operation to alleviate his debilitating epilepsy which had a devastating and unexpected side effect. Henry was unable to store or recall any new memories, no longer could he remember the faces of new people he met, the places he visited, the moments he lived through, and the myriad experiences of everyday life. Memories slipped from him after just thirty seconds. Following the medical procedure he became the subject of research into neuroscience and went on to transform the way the scientific community understand memory and how it functions. This book is both a biography of Henry (known in the media and the world of science as HM), and the development of neuroscience over the course of the fifty years from the date of Henry's operation to his death in 2008.

Permanent Present Tense is written by the renowned neuroscientist Suzanne Corkin who is the head of the Corkin Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She worked with Henry for nearly five decades and tells his story and that of his contribution to medical science and elucidates the complex world of memory and the advances that have been made by researchers and enhanced by the technological revolution of the last half century.

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Henry's inability to recollect is laid bare, and a scientific journey of discovery begins.

Suzanne Corkin's story of the life and legacy of the man with no memory, Henry Molaison. Today, Henry's inability to recollect is laid bare and a scientific journey of discovery begins. Read by Debora Weston.

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Henry's inability to recollect is laid bare, and a scientific journey of discovery begins.

Suzanne Corkin's story of the life and legacy of the man with no memory, Henry Molaison. Today, Henry's inability to recollect is laid bare and a scientific journey of discovery begins. Read by Debora Weston.

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Dark days lie ahead, and Henry grapples with the unreliability of his emotional memories.

Suzanne Corkin's story of the life and legacy of the man with no memory, Henry Molaison. Today, dark days lie ahead, and Henry grapples with the unreliability of his emotional memories. Read by Debora Weston.

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Dark days lie ahead, and Henry grapples with the unreliability of his emotional memories.

Suzanne Corkin's story of the life and legacy of the man with no memory, Henry Molaison. Today, dark days lie ahead, and Henry grapples with the unreliability of his emotional memories. Read by Debora Weston.

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Suzanne Corkin's story of the life and legacy of the man with no memory, Henry Molaison. Today, memory and identity and how remembering the past informs the future.

Memory and identity and how remembering the past informs the future.

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Suzanne Corkin's story of the life and legacy of the man with no memory, Henry Molaison. Today, memory and identity and how remembering the past informs the future.

Memory and identity and how remembering the past informs the future.

Suzanne Corkin's story of the life and legacy of the man with no memory, Henry Molaison. Today, memory and identity and how remembering the past informs the future.

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Henry's final years and his ongoing contribution to science.

Suzanne Corkin's story of the life and legacy of the man with no memory, Henry Molaison. Today, Henry's final years, and how his brain continues to contribute to memory research and an understanding of who we are.

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Henry's final years and his ongoing contribution to science.

Suzanne Corkin's story of the life and legacy of the man with no memory, Henry Molaison. Today, Henry's final years, and how his brain continues to contribute to memory research and an understanding of who we are.