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Postby swatkat » Wed Apr 12, 2006 5:55 pm

i was wondering what causes memory?
how do we remember or rather forget stuff? :wink:
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Postby Linn » Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:11 am

would you google that and then share :)
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hi

Postby swatkat » Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:12 pm

hi
sorry for the late reply :D
i was out of town
i had to go through a lot of crap to get this but here goes :lol:
"Procedural memory represents motor or skill learning which is memory without verbal mediation and thus without record. It includes learning how to drive a car or tie your shoelace. Such memories are slow to acquire but more resistant to change or loss. "Declarative memory is memory for facts, such as names and dates. It is fast changing, quick to acquire but quick to be lost. Much of the loss is by design." This is because "[c]onsiderable information activates the receptors but is not retained. We attend to meaningful or relevant stimuli and ignore unchanging or uninformative information"
Remote memory simply refers to memories that were acquired early...They represent the foundation memories upon which more recent memories are built...Since early acquired information is the foundation for new memories and may be linked to many more new memories, such memory is less subject to change and/or loss"
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Postby swatkat » Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:13 pm

long-term memories are stored in multiple regions throughout the nervous system. (In other words, they are not localized but stored through circuitry)" . Furthermore, "reflexive and declarative memory formation may involve different circuits in the brain. Reflexive memory relies on the cerebellum and amygdala; formative, on the hippocampus and temporal lobes"
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Postby swatkat » Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:17 pm

i also wanted to know abt amnesia
in my country the fav topic of film makers is amnesia
is it true that a person can forget everything(not exactly everything) with a head injury??
can partial amnesia last life long??
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Postby Linn » Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:19 pm

yes!
and in addition,
virus can cause memory loss too.
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Postby swatkat » Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:33 pm

what kinda virus?
i mean can u explain a bit (coz u know i am quite slow!!###)
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Postby Linn » Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:36 pm

OK I will type some stuff later
got to go now
later :)
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Postby Linn » Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:39 pm

swatkat wrote:what kinda virus?
i mean can u explain a bit (coz u know i am quite slow!!###)


thats ok, I am slow too :)
but there is google you know. try:
7 minute memory, or virus causes memory loss. etc
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Postby Linn » Tue Apr 18, 2006 2:07 pm

Hi,
some cause of memory loss include, oxygen deprivaton,
viral/bact infection.
brain trauma, Pyschological,

This is a good discussion:

http://www.tbiguide.com/memory.html

on tumors:http://www.aans.org/education/journal/neurosurgical/may02/12-5-1.pdf


On anesthesia:
http://aolsearch.aol.com/aol/search?que ... itaq=2.1.1.


more:http://aolsearch.aol.com/aol/search?encquery=0280f353781f3046fe37ac3f0ff016a39a1c99811b93fb1a&invocationType=keyword_rollover&ie=UTF-8
hope you find some good info :)
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Postby Khaiy » Tue Apr 18, 2006 6:10 pm

swatkat wrote:i also wanted to know abt amnesia
in my country the fav topic of film makers is amnesia
is it true that a person can forget everything(not exactly everything) with a head injury??
can partial amnesia last life long??


The kind of amnesia you're describing (due to a physical head injury) is extremely rare, even though it gets portrayed in films and on television a lot. Generally amnesia is caused by extreme psychological trauma.
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Postby swatkat » Wed Apr 19, 2006 2:23 pm

thanx Linn
those links r very useful
thanx khaiy
when u say psychological trauma do u mean if a loved one dies u could get amnesia due to the shock?
is it rare?
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