View the TED-Ed Lesson What happens when you remove the hippocampus?
When Henry Molaison (now widely known as H.M.) cracked his skull in an accident, he began blacking out and having seizures. In an attempt to cure him, daredevil surgeon Dr. William Skoville removed H.M.’s hippocampus. Luckily, the seizures did go away — but so did his long-term memory! Sam Kean walks us through this astonishing medical case, detailing everything H.M. taught us about the brain and memory.
Don’t you see, don’t you see?
You’re just the torch to put the flame to all our guilt and shame
And I’ll rise like an ember in your name
‘Donna’s like two-three days away from unspooling, it’s pretty fun to watch.’
no cinematic moment in the world comes close to donnie and mikey holding this funeral for expired moldy pizza
I’ll be true,
I’ll be useful,
I’ll be cavalier,
I’ll be yours, my dear.
And I’ll belong to you.
If you’ll just let me through.
This is easy as lovers go,
So don’t complicate it by hesitating.
And this is wonderful as loving goes,
This is tailor-made, whats the sense in waiting?