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Questions tagged [amnesia]

For questions focusing on memory loss caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma. This is different to forgetfulness. If your question involves forgetfulness or specific disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease then use the associated specialized tag instead of amnesia.

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Can one use self-hypnosis or subliminal messages to wipe out selected memories from my brain (i.e. selective permanent amnesia)?

Is it possible to use self-hypnosis or subliminal messages to completely forget certain memories from one's brain, to cure from mental disorders as PTSD, if such memories are troubling one's life?
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Does amnesia cure depression?

If someone has a miserable childhood and has Dysthymia, but then they suffer from amnesia and forget everything, are they cured of their depression?
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Episodic-memory amnesia preserving fear conditioning

Are there any experiments in humans where despite episodic-memory amnesia they still preserve (associative) fear conditioning developed during the episode/event that is lost from episodic memory? I'm ...
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Low crystalized intelligence- failure to transfer skill from Hippocampus to cortex?

We know that when we process some information or solve some problem, we need to pull information from long term memory to working memory. There are few factors known to me that can cause a failure ...
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Is it possible for a person to have anterograde amnesia and be aware of it?

In "Memento" the main character has got anterograde amnesia, but he's aware of it. Is it even possible and how, if it is? Compare it to "50 First Dates" — the heroine is not aware of her ...