Ben Carson and the Power of the Hippocampus - Discover

Neuroskeptic breaks down Ben Carson's most recent claim that as a neurosurgeon he could insert a wire into the hippocampus region of an elderly patient's brain to force long term identic memories to come to the surface. The conclusion? Well, since the hippocampus does not govern long term memory, we can safely assume Ben's understanding of the physiology of the brain is most likely (hopefully??) better than his understanding of how it actually works. Probably not a bad thing that he has retired from active surgical duty. Let's hope he knows more about his current job as the US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. (CM)

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