สควีตี๊ฟบันทึกลงในโน้ตบุ๊ค และนักวิทยาศาสตร์พิมพ์ออกมา คนร้ายจึงหมดสติ เขาข้ามห้องอย่างโหดร้ายและยืนขึ้น เดินเข้าทางเดินและเปิดประตูที่ไปยังห้องน้ํา ไม่กี่นาทีต่อมา โถส้วมจะแดงและก๊อกน้ํา นักขับรถจะต้องเดินไปที่ห้องรับแขกอีกครั้งพร้อมกับเช็ดมือและนั่งบนเก้าอี้ข้างๆของนักวาดา เขารอคําถามถัดไปอย่างมีความอดทน
In the months after meeting Eugene, Squire conducted experiments that tested the limits of his memory. By then, Eugene and Beverly had, moved from Playa del Rey to San Diego to be closer to their daughter, and Squire often visited their home for his exams. One day, Squire asked Eugene to sketch a layout of
But when Squire asked Eugene to memorize a string of numbers or describe the hallway outside the laboratory’s door, the doctor found his patient couldn’t retain any new information for more than a minute or so. When someone showed Eugene photos of his grandchildren, he had no idea who they were. When Squire asked if
Squire conducted a few intelligence tests and found that Eugene’s intellect was still sharp for a man who couldn’t remember the last three decades. What’s more, Eugene still had all the topplay habits he had formed in his youth, so whenever Squire gave him a cup of water or complimented him on a particularly detailed
Squire started his exam of Eugene by asking him about his youth. Eugene talked about the town where he had grown up in central California, his time in the merchant marines, a trip he had taken to Australia as a young man. He could remember most of the events in his life that had occurred
The effects of H .M.’s surgery had been so debilitating that he was institutionalized for the remainder of his life. Eugene, on the other hand, lived at home with his wife. H.M. couldn’t really carry on conversations. Eugene, in contrast, had an amazing knack for guiding almost any discussion to a topic he was comfortable
When Squire received the images of Eugene’s brain, he marveled at how similar it seemed to H.M.’s. There were empty, walnut-sized chunks in the middle of both their heads. Eugene’s memory-just like H.M.’s- had been removed. As Squire began examining Eugene, though, he saw that this patient was different from H.M. in some profound ways.