HM and the Science of Memory

Jul 22, 2013

Memory shapes everything that we do, but the science of memory is still very much a mystery. And a lot of what we do know comes from a Connecticut man - Henry Molaison , or HM. He lost his ability to form, store and access new memories after a disastrous brain surgery at Hartford Hospital in 1953. He died in 2008, and up until his death he was a willing test subject in the field of neurology and memory. Coming up, we’ll talk to a Hartford Hospital neurosurgeon about what was learned from HM and about treating memory disorders.

And we’ll talk to a psychologist and author who studies autobiographical memory - how we remember the stories of our lives.