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The Memory Thief: And the Secrets Behind How We Remember—A Medical Mystery

Author: Lauren Aguirre.

The Memory Thief: And the Secrets Behind How We Remember—A Medical Mystery

Author: Lauren Aguirre.

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Item #: D32784
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Publication Date: 2021
Publisher: Pegasus
ISBN: 9781643136523
Sometimes, it's not the discovery that's hard—it's convincing others that you're right. Here Lauren Aguirre chronicles an investigation into a rare amnesia first identified in fentanyl overdose survivors. Battling indifference in the medical community, a handful of doctors were able to prove that opioids can damage the hippocampus, a brain region respo... More
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Sometimes, it's not the discovery that's hard—it's convincing others that you're right. Here Lauren Aguirre chronicles an investigation into a rare amnesia first identified in fentanyl overdose survivors. Battling indifference in the medical community, a handful of doctors were able to prove that opioids can damage the hippocampus, a brain region responsible for forming new memories. As Aguirre explains, this discovery may have implications for millions of people around the world, including a possible treatment for Alzheimer's Disease.


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