Engage students’ brains with state-of-the-art literacy strategies. This reference infuses the most current neurology research into concrete steps for targeted, developmentally appropriate reading instruction.

Memory Systems and Learning

Memory systems and learning

Much of what we know about the brain's intricate memory systems we owe to a man with a brain insult of tragic proportions. The world knows Henry Molaison as H.M. He did not know his contributions to neurology, even though he worked with a plethora of scientists and psychologists for the last 55 years of his life. According to an article in the New York Times (Carey, 2008), written upon his death, it is estimated that H.M. participated in hundreds of studies. Through his tragic brain injury, significant understandings were revealed in the biology of learning, memory, physical dexterity, as well as the very nature of human identity. We learn first of the memory systems from H.M.'s participation ...

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