Little was known about the brain’s memory mechanism until 1953 when an epileptic patient ("H.M.") underwent surgery that damaged his hippocampus (a large structure within the temporal lobe). Following the surgery, H.M. was unable to remember anything new that happened to him for the rest of his life. This lecture examines the tragic case, and how it led to the discovery of diverse memory systems and the brain regions underlying them.
Simultaneous Arabic interpretation will be provided.
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