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Memory, Software, Hardware & Evolution

By M H Ahssan, published on Nov 1, 2011

As a neurologist trying to diagnose Alzheimer’s, amongst the shortcuts one uses are tests for short term memory. One gives a patient unrelated few phrases to remember, like three red roses, one white envelope, 1700 Sansom Street. One repeats this once again, asking the patient to repeat and remember it and then distracts the patient with irrelevant small talk for a few minutes. Then the demand is made for the patient to repeat the series in correct order without prompting or hints.

Alzheimer’s patients in the early phase fail to repeat correctly. It is not that memory is the sine qua... (more)

Tags: india, health, evolution, software, hardware, medical, memory, m h ahssan, alzheimer

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