Live Sectioning of HM’s Brain

The Brain Observatory at UCSD is doing a live feed of the histological sectioning of patient HM’s brain today. The feed will continue for the next two days while they slice through HM’s brain by fractions of a millimeter at a time. You can view the feed yourself at the following link:
http://thebrainobservatory.ucsd.edu/hm_live.php.

The studies done with HM revolutionized our understanding of human memory. His case remains one of the most important in the history of psychology and cognitive science. If you aren’t familiar with patient HM then take a few minutes and go through the Wikipedia article on him:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HM_(patient)

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December 2, 2009 • Posted in: CogNeuro, Psychology

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