Permanent Present Tense by Suzanne Corkin audiobook

Permanent Present Tense: The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesiac Patient, H. M.

By Suzanne Corkin
Read by Pam Ward

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge 9780465031597

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665159166

  • ISBN: 9781665159142

  • ISBN: 9781665159159

Runtime: 13.24 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Permanent Present Tense tells the incredible story of Henry Gustav Molaison, known only as H. M. until his death in 2008. In 1953, at the age of twenty-seven, Molaison underwent a dangerous “psychosurgical” procedure intended to alleviate his debilitating epilepsy. The surgery went horribly wrong, and when Molaison awoke he was unable to store new experiences. For the rest of his life, he would be trapped in the moment. But Molaison’s tragedy would prove a gift to humanity. The amazing specificity of his impairment shed new light on the functions and structures of the human brain, revolutionizing neuroscience. Today, the case of H. M. stands as one of the most consequential and widely referenced in this fast-expanding field.
 
 Renowned neuroscientist Suzanne Corkin worked with Molaison for nearly five decades. In Permanent Present Tense, she tells the full story of his life and legacy, leading her reader to the cutting edge of neuroscience with great clarity, sensitivity, and grace.

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Author Bio: Suzanne Corkin

Author Bio: Suzanne Corkin

Suzanne Corkin is Professor of Neuroscience, Emerita, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Co-editor of nine books and author of numerous scientific publications, she lives in Charlestown, Massachusetts.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 13.24
Audience: Adult
Language: English