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(Medical Xpress) -- The term mind-blowing has been used to describe great sexual encounters for many generations, but for one 54-year-old woman, sex with her husband really was mind-blowing.
Other Oct 18, 2011 | 2.3 / 5 (6) | 1 |
Its one of the most common plot twists in Hollywood caught red-handed, the murderer claims to suffer from multiple personality disorder, says he has no memory of the crime, and points the finger ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 20, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (9) | 5 |
(Medical Xpress) -- German researchers working out of the Institute of Neuroradiology, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, University of Kiel, have found through the study of a rare form of temporary amnesia, that impairment ...
Neuroscience Oct 11, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A 22-year-old woman known as "HC" with amnesia since birth as a result of developing only half the normal volume of the hippocampus in her brain, has demonstrated to scientists that the ability to hold a single face or word ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 09, 2011 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 10 |
The treatment for moderate-to-severe memory impairment could one day include a prescription for a smartphone.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Alcoholism can disrupt memory functioning well before incurring the profound amnesia of Korsakoff's syndrome. For example, associative memory used in remembering face-name associations can be impaired in alcoholics. ...
Addiction Apr 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(PhysOrg.com) -- Ill meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time, says the character Aaron in the 1987 movie Broadcast News. He and the woman hes talking to have a lot of common ground, ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 24, 2011 | 2 / 5 (1) | 1 |
A new study seems to confirm what exhausted parents have long suspected but may have been too tired to articulate:
Health Jul 28, 2011 | 2 / 5 (1) | 1
Most children who suffer from sports-related concussions recover within a few days. However, in a small number of children, symptoms can last for a month or more. Although there have been numerous theories as to what might ...
Pediatrics Apr 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The higher the number of drink fuelled memory blackouts a student experiences, the greater is his/her risk of sustaining a future injury while under the influence, reveals research published online in Injury Prevention.
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"I don't remember how I got home from the party." This could be a text from last night to one hard-partying college student from another.
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Amnesia (from Greek Ἀμνησία) is a condition in which one's memory is lost. The causes of amnesia have traditionally been divided into categories. Memory appears to be stored in several parts of the limbic system of the brain, and any condition that interferes with the function of this system can cause amnesia. Functional causes are psychological factors, such as mental disorder, post-traumatic stress or, in psychoanalytic terms, defense mechanisms. Amnesia may also appear as spontaneous episodes, in the case of transient global amnesia.
However, there are different types of memory, for example procedural memory (i.e. automated skills) and declarative memory (personal episodes or abstract facts), and often only one type is impaired. For example, a person may forget the details of personal identity, but still retain a learned skill such as the ability to play the piano.
In addition, the terms are used to categorize patterns of symptoms rather than to indicate a particular cause (etiology). Both categories of amnesia can occur together in the same patient, and commonly result from drug effects or damage to the brain regions most closely associated with episodic memory: the medial temporal lobes and especially the hippocampus.
An example of mixed retrograde and anterograde amnesia may be a motorcyclist unable to recall driving his motorbike prior to his head injury (retrograde amnesia), nor can he recall the hospital ward where he is told he had conversations with family over the next two days (anterograde amnesia).
The effects of amnesia can last long after the condition has passed. Some sufferers claim that their amnesia changes from a neurological condition to also being a psychological condition, whereby they lose confidence and faith in their own memory and accounts of past events.
Another effect of some forms of amnesia may be impaired ability to imagine future events. A 2006 study showed that future experiences imagined by amnesiacs with bilaterally damaged hippocampus lacked spatial coherence, and the authors speculated that the hippocampus may bind different elements of experience together in the process of re-experiencing the past or imagining the future.
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