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Memorys Ghost: The Nature Of Memory And The Strange Tale Of Mr. M Philip J. Hilts

Memorys Ghost: The Nature Of Memory And The Strange Tale Of Mr. M

Philip J. Hilts

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ISBN : 9780684823560
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256 pages
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In an experiment that occurred some forty years ago, Henry M.s memory was stolen from him during a highly controversial operation performed to cure his epilepsy. Henry has lived in the immediate present ever since, unable to connect a past momentMoreIn an experiment that occurred some forty years ago, Henry M.s memory was stolen from him during a highly controversial operation performed to cure his epilepsy. Henry has lived in the immediate present ever since, unable to connect a past moment with the next, incapable of retaining or recalling any physical or emotional experience.Philip J. Hilts -- one of the few people to spend time with Henry, who is sequestered in a hospital -- draws on Henrys bizarre situation as well as current cutting-edge research into the functions of the brain in a revealing investigation of-- How an individuals memory is constructed-- When and why memory fails-- The efficacy of mnemonic devices-- The validity of recovered memoriesPart poetic reflection and philosophical meditation, part popular science and investigative journalism, Memorys Ghost is an unforgettable journey into the mysteries of the human mind.