Brain Byte

Patient H.M.

  • Published1 Dec 2020
  • Author Calli McMurray
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

Much of our understanding of memory comes from decades of research with Patient H.M., the man with no memory.

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Patient HM Brain byte
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Squire, L. R. (2009). The legacy of patient H.M. for neuroscience. Neuron, 61(1), 6–9. PubMed (19146808). doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2008.12.023