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Unformatted text preview: This film relates to psychology in that it attempts to portray a man whose hippocampus , a part of the brain which allows us to form new memories, is rendered useless. Therefore, he has no short term memory and forgets everything that happens to him within a few minutes. The main character greatly resembles a man named Henry M , who, after having part of his brain removed (temporal lobes) to alleviate the problems of epilepsy, is stripped of his ability to form new memories. The temporal lobes are the lobe at the sides of the brains cerebral cortex, which contain areas involved in memory. Henry M. could not function in the real world and had to be monitored twenty four seven to make sure that he was safe. Leonard found a way to adapt to his radical memory loss through his system of notes and tattoos, but in the end of the movie we figure out that Leonards amnesia has a costly price on those he comes into contact with....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PS 101 taught by Professor Mccartney during the Spring '07 term at Salisbury University.
- Spring '07