|Henry Molaison's digitized brain.|
One thing has been bugging me a little, though. Why did the ambitious Scotville decide to remove both lobes of HM's hippocampus in the first place? Wouldn't it have been prudent to first remove one side and see if the seizures stopped? Was Scotville really just trying to quell HM's seizures, or was he also putting himself on the neuroscience map by revealing the function of those then-still-mysterious parts of the limbic system? If the latter, it deepens HM's already unfathomable martyrdom.