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H.M.’s Brain

Scenes from the labs that study the unique organ

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 9, 2014

The ventral surface of H.M's brain taken before the cryopreservation process

The ventral surface of H.M's brain taken before the cryopreservation process

THE BRAIN OBSERVATORY, UC SAN DIEGO, JACOPO ANNESE

H.M.’s Brain Image Gallery

After Henry Molaison (H.M.), one of the world’s best known and most studied amnesia patients, died in 2008, his brain was dissected into 2,401 slices, which were mounted and digitally scanned to create an atlas of this famous brain.

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