The world knew him as H.M. — a man who lived with profound amnesia after an experimental brain operation and provided an unprecedented window into the human mind. Henry Gustav Molaison died last week at the age of 82, but he’ll be remembered forever by scientists who say his experience gave them invaluable insights into how the brain works. We explore his story with the researchers who worked with him for decades, and discuss the latest developments in brain research.


  • Brenda Milner Dorothy J. Killam Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Montreal Neurological Institute and McGill University
  • Richard Restak Clinical Professor of Neurology at George Washington Hospital; Author of numerous books, including most recently "The Naked Brain: How the Emerging Neurosociety is Changing How We Live, Work, and Love" (Three Rivers Press)

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