Musings on Patient HM and the Human Enigma

Musings on Patient HM and the Human Enigma

I knew vaguely of a few cases of patients whose unfortunate run-ins with brain-altering incidents illuminated new insights into the workings of the brain. Of particular interest to me were the more detailed minutiae regarding HM’s interactions, his interests, such…

Patient HM

Patient HM

Patient HM The way memory works gives me great interest in general. I have thought over the years about my memory, and how memory will affect me one day. I have a very good memory unlike many members of my…

Preliminary Research

Preliminary Research

I was mainly interested in the sections of “The Brain That Changed Everything” where Henry’s interests were in focus. His love for animals, trains, word games and things of the sort that it seems a child would be highly interested…

Preliminary Research - Living without Brain Structures

Preliminary Research – Living without Brain Structures

Henry Molaison was normal – relatively speaking, of course. But for someone living without major brain structures, it is amazing that he was able to hold a job and function normally in many respects of his life. In fact, Brenda…

Ariana Aubuchon, Preliminary Research

“The Brain that Changed Everything”, by Luke Dittrich, calls to mind the ethics of humanity, and the question of how memory can lay the foundation for our futures. Patient H.M, an epileptic patient and more important, an amnesiac, became a…