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Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC 9780684823560 Memory'S Ghost: The Nature Of Memory And The Strange Tale Of Mr. M
Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC 9780684823560 Memory'S Ghost: The Nature Of Memory And The Strange Tale Of Mr. M

Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC

Memory'S Ghost: The Nature Of Memory And The Strange Tale Of Mr. M

In an experiment that occurred some forty years ago, Henry M.'s memory was stolen from him during a highly controversial operation performed to cure his epilepsy. Henry has lived in the immediate present ever since, unable to connect a past moment with the next, incapable of retaining or recalling any physical or emotional experience. Philip J. Hilts -- one of the few people to spend time with Henry, who is sequestered in a hospital -- draws on Henry's bizarre situation as well as current cutting-edge research into the functions of the brain in a revealing investigation of -- How an individual's memory is constructed -- When and why memory fails -- The efficacy of mnemonic devices -- The validity of "recovered" memories Part poetic reflection and philosophical meditation, part popular science and investigative journalism, Memory's Ghost is an unforgettable journey into the mysteries of the human mind.
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New
paperback
Philip J. Hilts
Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
August 1, 1996
9780684823560
M1836