Examples include medical records and interviews with family.
Throughout the case, students have access to an interactive continuum to see the range of behavior for the particular disorder, from functional to dysfunctional.
Molaison’s surgery involved the removal of large parts of the hippocampus on both sides of his brain and the result was that he was almost entirely unable to store any new information in long-term memory (there were some exceptions – for example, after 1963 he was aware that a US president had been assassinated in Dallas).
The extremity of Molaison’s deficits was a surprise to experts of the day because many of them believed that memory was distributed throughout the cerebral cortex.
However, recent years have seen a drastic reevaluation of Gage’s story in light of new evidence.
It’s now believed that he underwent significant rehabilitation and in fact began work as a horse carriage driver in Chile.Christian Jarrett These ten characters have all had a huge influence on psychology and their stories continue to intrigue each new generation of students.What’s particularly fascinating is that many of their stories continue to evolve – new evidence comes to light, or new technologies are brought to bear, changing how the cases are interpreted and understood.Find out more: Using brain imaging to reevaluate psychology’s three most famous cases Neuroscience still haunted by Phineas Gage Phineas Gage – Unravelling the Myth Looking back: Blasts from the past Coverage of Phineas Gage in the book Great Myths of the Brain Henry Gustav Molaison (known for years as H. in the literature to protect his privacy), who died in 2008, developed severe amnesia at age 27 after undergoing brain surgery as a form of treatment for the epilepsy he’d suffered since childhood.He was subsequently the focus of study by over 100 psychologists and neuroscientists and he’s been mentioned in over 12,000 journal articles!Today, Molaison’s legacy lives on: his brain was carefully sliced and preserved and turned into a 3D digital atlas and his life story is reportedly due to be turned into a feature film based on the book researcher Suzanne Corkin wrote about him: Permanent Present Tense, The Man With No Memory and What He Taught The World.Find out more: Using brain imaging to reevaluate psychology’s three most famous cases Henry Molaison: the amnesiac we’ll never forget Understanding amnesia – Is it time to forget HM?You have to think about what you're doing." – Student at Prairie View A&M University "It felt like a game…more interesting than reading the text." – Student at University of Nebraska – Omaha "Cool activity…In 1861, aged 51, Leborgne was referred to the renowned neurologist Paul Broca, but died soon after.Broca examined Leborgne’s brain and noticed a lesion in his left frontal lobe – a segment of tissue now known as Broca’s area.