Slicing of the Brain of Patient H.M.

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The brain of Patient H.M.

Credit: Jacopo Annese
Patient H.M. became an iconic case in neuroscience when he developed a peculiar form of amnesia after parts of his brain were removed during surgery in…Read More »

1953. After H.M.'s death in 2008, Jacopo Annese and his colleagues at the Brain Observatory in San Diego dissected his frozen brain into 2,400 thin slices, to learn about his brain lesions that caused his amnesia.    Less «
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Bahar Gholipour, Live Science Staff Writer

Bahar Gholipour

Bahar Gholipour is a staff reporter for Live Science covering neuroscience, odd medical cases and all things health. She holds a Master of Science degree in neuroscience from the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris, and has done graduate-level work in science journalism at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She has worked as a research assistant at the Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives at ENS.
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