Monday, April 7, 2014

Sam Kean's memorial piece on an amnesia patient

Slate has a good article up about the late Kent Cochrane, who was a much studied amnesiac from Toronto. Studying what his memory could do after an accident that took out both of his hippocampi has been a great aid to science, though I doubt Cochrane had much say in the matter. Although all these memory studies can lead you to think that our sense of self is just what happens in the neurons, I found this article to have a surprising conclusion about identity. So go HERE and read through to the end. 

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