14 Facts About Amnesia


Amnesia is a deficit in memory caused by brain damage or disease, but it can be caused temporarily by the use of various sedatives and hypnotic drugs.

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Amnesia's was able to remember how to read music and the techniques used in art.

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Amnesia's had preserved skill-related declarative memory for some things even though she had deficits in other declarative memory tasks.

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Amnesia's even scored higher on skill-related declarative memory than the control in watercolor techniques, a technique that she used in her professional career before she acquired amnesia.

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Amnesia proposed Ribot's Law which states that there is a time gradient in retrograde amnesia.

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Amnesia implied that the most recent memories were lost first.

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Amnesia was a patient who had severe epilepsy attributed to a bicycle accident at the age of nine.

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Amnesia removed his medial temporal lobe bilaterally by doing a temporal lobectomy.

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Amnesia's epilepsy did improve, but Molaison lost the ability to form new long-term memories .

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Amnesia had a normal digit span and could hold a conversation that did not require him to recall past parts of the conversation.

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Amnesia was diagnosed with chronic kidney failure and received hemodialysis treatment for the rest of his life.

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Amnesia had a left thyroid lobectomy because of the severe loss of blood in his left lobe.

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Amnesia began having cardiac problems as a result of the surgery and became very agitated.

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Amnesia did not want to be involved in much research, but through memory tests he took with doctors, they were able to ascertain that his memory problems were present for the next 9.

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