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9. Henry Molaison’s Couldn’t Form New Memories

Henry Molaison has the kind of brain issue that no one in the entire world has. He underwent a radical procedure that is no longer performed on any one any more. What they do in the procedure is to remove the temporal lobe (the medial one) to control often occurring seizures. After the procedure was done, the patient stopped suffering from the aforementioned seizures but when the doctor saw what had become of his memory, he vowed never to do this procedure again. The patient now has anterograde amnesia. This difficult to pronounce or even spell disorder, did not allow Henry’s brain to form ANY new memories. What he had eaten, where he had been, whom he had met, nothing! He did have memories from the past but that was it! He lived like this for 52 years dying at the age of 85 eventually!