Monday, December 21, 2009

Patient H.M.: A Follow-up Interview

Building a Search Engine of the Brain, Slice by Slice
The New York Times
Published: December 22, 2009

"The dissection of the brain of H. M., an amnesiac, has opened the door to a much more ambitious project."

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Monday, December 07, 2009

Friday, December 04, 2009

Patient H.M.: The Man Who Couldn't Remember

The Man Who Couldn't Remember
February 2009

Patient H.M.: The End of the Week, The End of the Sectioning

The web feed for the continued brain slicing of Patient H.M. suggests that, to the music of Stan Getz, "Primary visual cortex has surfaced. The end is in sight!"


If you have not yet watched some of the web stream, give it a look at this time!

Thank you Brain Observatory for providing this live feed of an historic couple of days in neuroscience and neuropsychology!

Here is the transcript of an interview that NPR completed with the director of The Brain Observatory at this time last year, December 2008: transcript

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Patient H.M.: Watch and Tweet!

The Twitter tag for the Patient H.M. brain slicing has sprouted up as #HM . Join the tweets and discuss!

Patient H.M. Update

From the Brain Observatory website at the end of last night's work:

"We have reached the corpus callosum. The team is resting for the night. The brain will be safe surrounded by our chillers until tomorrow morning. The cutting will resume again at 8AM PST.

"Tomorrow will be a big day - We will try to cover the medial temporal lobes and the area surrounding the hippocampus."

The Brain Observatory

Today at 0800 PST, 1100 EST, 1600 GMT.


Today's New York Times article by Benedict Carey about the brain sectioning:
Dissection Begins on Famous Brain
Read here

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Patient H.M.

The sectioning of Patent H.M.'s brain begins today and will be streamed online live at the following location:


H.M. recollected
Famous amnesic launches a bold, new brain project at UCSD
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2009 AT 12:04 A.M.

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