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    • CommentAuthorbarryhall
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2009
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    The man who could not remember has left scientists a gift that will provide insights for generations to come: his brain, now being dissected and digitally mapped in exquisite detail.

    Just after noon on Wednesday, on the first anniversary of Mr. Molaison’s death at 82 from pulmonary complications, Dr. Annese and fellow neuroscientists began painstakingly slicing their field’s most famous organ. The two-day process will produce about 2,500 tissue samples for analysis.

    A computer recording each sample will produce a searchable Google Earth-like map of the brain with which scientists expect to clarify the mystery of how and where memories are created — and how they are retrieved.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/03/health/research/03brain.html
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      CommentAuthorbjacques
    • CommentTimeDec 8th 2009
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    I kept that going in a small window on my work PC. Oddly soothing.