A report on Amnesia and Short-term memory

Amnesie

Anterograde amnesia is the inability to transfer new information from the short-term store into the long-term store.

- Amnesia

Patients with this form of amnesia have an intact ability to retain small amounts of information over short time scales (up to 30 seconds) but have little ability to form longer-term memories (illustrated by patient HM).

- Short-term memory
Amnesie

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Overall

Long-term memory

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Stage of the Atkinson–Shiffrin memory model in which informative knowledge is held indefinitely.

Stage of the Atkinson–Shiffrin memory model in which informative knowledge is held indefinitely.

It is defined in contrast to short-term and working memory, which persist for only about 18 to 30 seconds.

Research by Meulemans and Van der Linden (2003) found that amnesiac patients with damage to the medial temporal lobe performed more poorly on explicit learning tests than did healthy controls.

Overview of the forms and functions of memory.

Memory

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Faculty of the mind by which data or information is encoded, stored, and retrieved when needed.

Faculty of the mind by which data or information is encoded, stored, and retrieved when needed.

Overview of the forms and functions of memory.
Olin Levi Warner, Memory (1896). Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.
The working memory model
The garden of oblivion, illustration by Ephraim Moses Lilien.
Regulatory sequence in a promoter at a transcription start site with a paused RNA polymerase and a TOP2B-induced double-strand break
Brain regions involved in memory formation including medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC)
Regulatory sequence in a promoter at a transcription start site with a paused RNA polymerase and a TOP2B-induced double-strand break

Memory loss is usually described as forgetfulness or amnesia.

Memory is often understood as an informational processing system with explicit and implicit functioning that is made up of a sensory processor, short-term (or working) memory, and long-term memory.

Hippocampus (brain)

Anterograde amnesia

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Hippocampus (brain)

In neurology, anterograde amnesia is a loss of the ability to create new memories after the event that caused amnesia, leading to a partial or complete inability to recall the recent past, while long-term memories from before the event remain intact.