Are we really who we think we are?
Amnesia (from Greek ἀμνησία from ἀ- meaning “without” and μνήμη memory) is a deficit in memory caused by brain damage , disease, or psychological trauma .  Amnesia can also be caused temporarily by the use of various sedatives and hypnotic drugs . Essentially, amnesia is loss of memory. The memory can be either wholly or partially lost due to the extent of damage that was caused.  There are two main types of amnesia: retrograde amnesia and anterograde amnesia . Retrograde amnesia is the inability to retrieve information that was acquired before a particular date, usually the date of an accident or operation.  In some cases the memory loss can extend back decades, while in others the person may lose only a few months of memory. Anterograde amnesia is the inability to transfer new information from the short-term store into the long-term store. People with this type of…
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