Anterograde amnesia

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    However, for some people, reliving today is only a product of forgetting that today already happened. Anterograde amnesia is a condition that is marked by patients being unable to store information in their short-term memory after a specific incident most commonly involving brain trauma. Having anterograde amnesia means that its victims can remember events leading up to the specific trauma they experience but do not form new memories after. As with all psychological phenomena, Anterograde amnesia has been the topic of various cognitive research studies yet…

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    Anterograde amnesia is when someone cannot remember events after the Incident has occurred – ‘pure amnesiacs’ is an example of this. Meaning that a person cannot store new information in their short-term memory. H.M is a good example of this; he had surgery in 1953 when was only twenty-seven years old. This particular surgery involved the removal of his hippocampus to alleviate his epilepsy. His epilepsy was severe, and had an extremely negative impact on his daily life (Saul McLeod,…

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    Anterograde Amnesia

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    254). According to my friends, my nickname is “pinky”. I acquired the name as I forget approximately everything and cannot remember anything to save my life! I feel comparable, the scary thing however, I will have memory loss or dementia at the timeworn age. I just cannot recall anything. I could be doing stuff one week and by the next week, I could not remember anything, not even the greatest stuff I did. An excellent example of my anterograde amnesia, last night while working on my paper for…

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    The movie Memento (2001) was a film about Leonard, an insurance investigator who suffered from anterograde amnesia. Memento (2001) did a fair job in not only explaining the condition of anterograde amnesia but also gave readers many thoughts after watching the movie. There are many human intelligence traits illustrated in the movie varies with different characters in the film. Leonard, an insurance investigator, who developed anterograde amnesia after an incident in his house, when his wife was…

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    She was trying to see if he could remember by trying to classically condition him, making him repeat the procedure over and over in hopes of him retaining his memory. Shortly after she died, he completely forgets that he was the one who murdered her and instead relies on false memories, creating a new story and actually making himself believe that someone else murdered her. Leonard did not seek treatment for his amnesia because the only goal that he wanted to achieve was finding his wife's…

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    important to take a step back and look at the movie through a different view and critique it in a way that helps give others a better understanding of what the disability is and how it really is rather than what is portrayed in a movie. This paper compares the movie “Memento” (2000), and its portrayal of Anterograde amnesia to what the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders defines amnesia as which is, “The predominant disturbance is one or more episodes of inability to recall…

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    Amnesia Theory

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    this will most likely lead to amnesia. This theory proves to be valid because if one does not work on their mind than how will this expand their mind. This is the most common trauma to the brain that nobody is aware of that can happen. This also ties back into the seizures theory as well as the onset of paralysis. All of this…

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    have learned something new about behavior and why it functions in a certain way. Psychology is a great profession with a vast knowledge of things which a human mind has a difficulty to understand. Psychology is not just limited to human mind but it is also the study of animal behavior and how they correlate with humans. Psychology is the study of who we are and what abilities we have, everything a human mind could possibly think of. One of the topics that really intrigues me in the study of…

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    Nonetheless, the majority of the film depicts Leonard, who suffers from anterograde amnesia, as he tries to avenge the murder of his wife. His condition has left him unable to form new memories, so he uses notes, tattoos, and polaroid pictures to organize his thoughts and conduct his own investigation. Throughout the film, he works with Teddy, an undercover cop, to try to locate and kill his wife’s killer. The actions in the film reveal that Teddy has been manipulating Leonard for his own…

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    veterinarian at an aquarium, decides to pursue this girl named Lucy who got into a serious car accident even though he is not really looking for a long term relationship at the time. In result of the car accident, Lucy suffers from anterograde amnesia but in the movie it is called Goldfield Syndrome. Lucy is unable to make new memories, but the long term memories before her car accident remains intact.The accident damaged her temporal lobe or the more specific hippocampal region.…

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