Living Without Memory - The Case of Clive Wearing

A few days ago I posted an entry in which Richard Dawkins invited us to imagine what it might be like to wake up anew in the universe, and it reminded me that there is one famous case of a man for whom this is a constant reality. Clive Wearing, a well respected music conductor, suffers from one of the most bizarre cases of amnesia ever recorded. In the video player below, I'll let neurologist Oliver Sacks introduce his story before the actual documentary begins.


How can anyone not be curious about how the brain works?
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