Saturday, December 05, 2009

Neuroscientific Technology - Patient H.M.'s Brain Sliced (thanks, Boris)

Patient H.M., among the Top 3 of the most famous Neuroscience/ Neuropsychology patients, died one year ago. After bilateral medial temporal lobe resection due to intractable epilepsy he lost his ability to form new declarative long-term memories and thus neatly linked brain structure to brain function.
Now (that is, today it'll be finished) The Brain Observatory at UCSD is slicing up his brain (livestream!) to examine different parameters of his pathology. In addition to that the data acquired will be publicly available for the neuroscience community.
Hurry to have a look as they're already as far as the occipital lobe.

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