Neurologist Barry Gordon introduces Caris’ case and notes that amnesia is not portrayed accurately in television and films. Caris' brain surgery interrupted her declarative memory.
Caris retained partial memories. Lewis Black recalls seeing her perform. Actors mine emotions to memorize lines.
Actors memorize lines in different ways. Dr. Gordon explains that people are led by their subconscious. Deep brain stimulation may provide the answer to Alzheimer's disease.
Brain wiring patterns are established by biochemistry. Dr. Gordon describes Caris' tumor, which likely grew for years.
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Comedian Lewis Black and Johns Hopkins neurologist Barry Gordon, MD, PhD discuss the implications of short-term memory loss for an actor after the New York City premiere screening of Gaylen Ross's film Caris' Peace.
Length: 21 minutes
Copyright date: ©2012
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