3-D Model Of Amnesia Patient’s Brain Sheds Light On Memory Loss.

HealthDay (1/29) reports that according to an article published online Jan. 28 in the journal Nature Communications, a three-dimensional “model of the brain of a man who lived for 55 years with almost total amnesia is revealing new clues about what caused his memory loss, and could lead to a better understanding of memory.” The patient in question, Henry Molaison, “lost his ability to store new memories after undergoing brain surgery for epilepsy in 1953.” Molaison’s “case provided the first conclusive evidence that the hippocampus plays a role in forming new memories.”

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— “Amnesia Patient’s Brain Helps Illuminate How Memory Works, ” Robert Preidt, HealthDay, January 28, 2014.

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