18th May 2024

Reply To: Memory (Year 1 Thur.)

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I agree with the opinion that Clive Wearing is a prisoner of consciousness. Clive’s brain was being attacked by the herpes simplex virus that had destroyed Clive’s hippocampus, an area of the brain crucial for memory and learning. With this moment Clive became a prisoner of consciousness – it was taken away from him forever. Clive said that unconscious mean as same as death, that there is no difference in day and night and no thoughts at all. Every moment for him was like the first time of seeing something, his writing, his room or a human being. Clive only had a seven-second memory before his mind went blank. In my opinion his story was extremly moving and I totally agree with the opinion of him being a prisoner of conciousness.