Mike Jay: Memorylessness, 23 May 2013
Show More Permanent Present Tense: The Man with No Memory, and What He Taught the World by Suzanne Corkin.
Allen Lane, 346 pp., £20, May 2013, 978 1 84614 271 0Show More
“... slices, each 70 microns thick, compared in one account to the slivers of ginger served with sushi. Suzanne Corkin, an MIT neuroscientist, first met him in 1962 and after 1980 became his lead investigator and ‘sole keeper’. Permanent Present Tense is her account of Henry Gustave Molaison – his full identity can finally be revealed – and the ...”