Monday, November 1, 2010

The Brain that Changed Everything

When Dr. William Beecher Scoville cut into Henry Molaison's skull to treat him for epilepsy, he inadvertently created the most important brain-research subject of our time — a man who could no longer remember, who taught us everything we know about memory. Six decades later, another daring researcher (Dr. Jacopo Annese - a neuroanatomist)is cutting into Henry's brain. Another revolution in brain science is about to begin. You may find this article by Scoville's grandson (Luke Dittrich) fascinating.

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