16 Nov. 2018
Dr Lin Ming-teng, head of the psychiatry department at Taipei Veterans General Hospital, shows X-ray images explaining the difference between a normal brain (L) and Chen Hong-zhi's brain during an appointment at the hospital, in Hsinchu, Taiwan, July 31, 2018. Chen Hong-zhi suffers from short-term memory loss after a traffic accident which left him with serious brain damage. Lin said Chen has made remarkable progress despite his extensive brain damage. "From the X-ray, we can see a large part of his brain in black - these are the sections that were operated on after the traffic accident," Lin said. "After losing such a substantial portion of his brain, it is quite amazing for him to achieve what he is doing now," Lin said, adding that Chen could only remember things he had done in the last five to 10 minutes. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu SEARCH "SIU MEMORY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.