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INSPIRATIONS FROM HISTORY
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 91-93

The study of patient henry Molaison and what it taught us over past 50 years: Contributions to neuroscience


Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Raman Deep Pattanayak
Department of Psychiatry, A.I.I.M.S., New Delhi
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-8990.153719

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This section provides a historical perspective and contributions from one of the most studied patients in neuroscience, Henry Molaison (1926-2008), known as H.M during his life to protect his privacy. The peculiar memory deficits seen after an experimental operation for intractable epilepsy led to some critical discoveries pertaining to memory organization in human brain.


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