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While her research is remarkable, it is the remarks at the end of the article by Claudia Dreifus called "Still Charting Memory's Depths" that provide the context for the work. Ms. Dreifus asked, "Did you like him?" to which Dr. Milner replied, "We all loved H.M. Yet it was very strange, psychologically, because when he died we all felt as if we’d lost a friend. And this is funny because one thinks of friendship as a bilateral thing. He didn’t recognize us or know us, and we felt we’d lost a friend."
For more about Dr. Brenda Milner, visit The Great Canadian Psychology Website. Some of the simple tests that H.M. was given are posted there under Dr. Milner's links.
For those still forming their own career goals, remember that research is asking questions. The answers to those questions may take you to places you've never imagined. Dr. Milner's took us all there.