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It is important to have a more thorough background before reading Corkin. Yes, interesting personal experiences with H.M. and interesting discussion of the brain, but there are important things to know: like Corkin makes unsubstantiated claims about H.M. (like he was a master word puzzle solver) and that she shredded an incredible amount of the research of others in order that her take on H.M. would be the definitive one, and that she had personal conflicts with many of the other scientists who worked with him, and that she often makes references to "we" in regard to processes that she took no direct part in. As with Corneilia Wilber and others who used vulnerable people for their own profit, fame and career advancement, ego got in her way Grain of salt here.
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While the reader's performance vocally is great, I am annoyed that her text and the text from the book doesn't match. For example in Chapter 4: Thirty Seconds the narrator inserts a full sentence that doesn't appear in the kindle version of the book. "At the time of his operation, psychologists disagreed as to whether short and long term memory were simply different pints in time along a single processing stream or separate processes working in parallel". The story otherwise is not that creative on the subject of the most studied person in psychology and memory studies.
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