This is exactly why I find brain surgery so frightening. One little slip of the knife, and your memory is gone!
I've watched plenty of television shows where people are having brain surgery. The doctors are always telling them how dangerous and risky it is, and how they run the risk of losing some of their senses or becoming paralyzed.
In one show, the doctor accidentally sliced the fornix of a patient. After that, he was unable to remember his wedding, the birth of his first child, and many other significant events in his life.
I think that if I had a tumor or something that needed to be removed from my brain, I might just tell the doctor to leave it there. I would almost rather take my chances of dying than risk losing my memory. Does anyone else feel this way?