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Selective amnesia -- How a traumatic memory can be wiped out
..., they gave half of the rats a drug known to cause amnesia
for events recalled from memory, and played just one of the sounds again. When they played both sounds to the rats on the next day, those which had not received the drug were still frightened of both sounds, while those which had received the drug w...
What memories are made of
Why is it that amnesia
patients can't remember their names or addresses, but they do remember how to hold a fork? It's because memories come in many flavors, says Fred Helmstetter, professor of psychology at the University of WisconsinMilwaukee (UWM). Remembering what is n...
Scientists debate the neurobiological underpinnings of amnesia
...om the brain or are they simply irretrievable? Is amnesia
a defect in memory storage, or memory recovery? ...oblems in its study. They point out how studies of amnesia
have been important in forming our current understanding of how memory works, and they propose novel...
Prenatal exposure to marine toxin causes lasting damage
... greater susceptibility to a chemical that induces amnesia
by compromising particular brain receptors, suggesting that the animals had less functional reserve with which to solve memory tasks, the researchers said. "Brief, low-dose domoic acid exposure in rats during gestational development results in subtl...