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Jun 4, 2021Philosophy/Ethics, Tech0 comments

The advantage of a bad memory is that, several times over, one enjoys the same good things for the first time

Nietzsche Human all too Human, 580

Cho and John are talking about the following article:
The Abyss

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John

The last topic I wanted to discuss with you is brain damage and diseases

Today 15:41   

Cho

I suppose you also have the classics here … Gage, Tan, HM, Clive Wearing

Today 15:42

John

Not so fast! Yes, Phineas Gage we have, “Tan” … that’s Louis Leborgne , right?

Today 15:43

Cho

Right, and “HM” is Henry Molaison 😉                                                   

Today 15:43

John

Oh, of course, we have him! Everyone knows him now because of the movie “Memento”.

Today 15:44   

Cho

I liked that movie because it is surprisingly accurate 😊                    

Today 15:45

John

Can I quote you on that? 😊

Today 15:44   

Cho

Sure, most blockbusters deal with memory loss in totally implausible ways, so … 👍

Today 15:45

John

We actually have him in the article for multiple reasons.

Today 15:45   

Cho

Obviously: like Leborgne, he too suffered from epileptic seizures, and his memory loss was due to the operation to “cure” them

Today 15:46

John

Indeed! We go into detail about why splitting the brain in half sometimes works

Today 15:47   

Cho

Yeah, it isn’t really a “cure” though 😏                                                          

Today 15:47

John

That’s what we try to point out, but it is similar to brain cancer: better to cut it out

Today 15:48   

Cho

I see your point, the lesser evil, but it is frustrating                             

Today 15:48

John

What is? 

Today 15:49   

Cho

Not actually being able to heal it, only to treat it with such coarse interventions

Today 15:49

John

The next article actually is about the future and the brain

Today 15:50   

Cho

Meaning new medical technologies?                                                      

Today 15:51

John

Yes and no … 😉

Today 15:51   

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