Understanding Memory: The Legacy of Case H.M.

Monday, February 18, 2013: 9:45 AM-12:45 PM
Room 208 (Hynes Convention Center)
More than 50 years ago, a case study of amnesia with the patient Henry Molaison (H.M.) pioneered a new understanding of memory and the brain. This symposium will describe how memory was conceived before H.M. and how views changed since, summarize highlights of decades of research on H.M., describe new findings on brain-behavior correlations in H.M., present models of information processing in the hippocampus inspired by the findings on H.M., and describe insights about basic memory mechanisms, leading the way toward the treatment of memory loss in aging and age-related disease.
Howard Eichenbaum, Boston University
Howard Eichenbaum, Boston University
Models of Memory Processing by the Hippocampus
Brenda Milner, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
Background to H.M
Suzanne Corkin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Nature of Amnesia
Li-Huei Tsai, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Epigenetic Mechanisms of Memory Formation and Memory Loss