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short term memory loss...

Post by VeenaandNivyah » Mon Mar 27, 2006 12:49 pm

hi
I lately saw a movie which featured that a person had short term memory loss once in 15 minutes. i mean is it possible and how does occur in the brain????
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Post by Evelyn » Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:53 am

it does occur but I don't know what happenes in the brain

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Post by kiekyon » Tue Mar 28, 2006 1:03 pm

Evelyn wrote:it does occur but I don't know what happenes in the brain

really?? memory loss every 15 minutes?

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Post by Evelyn » Tue Mar 28, 2006 1:14 pm

yep. I saw something advertised on the tv once or in a magazine about someone who had memory loss every minute

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Post by mith » Tue Mar 28, 2006 1:17 pm

I think that's how long short term memory is.
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Post by Evelyn » Tue Mar 28, 2006 1:28 pm

well they said it was memory loss. not long short term memory loss.

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Post by Linn » Tue Mar 28, 2006 3:46 pm

Are you talking about the renowned classical
musician who lost his short term memory from a virus?
It is only 7 minutes I think and then he totaly forgets.
its the hippocampus region that was affected I believe.
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Post by VeenaandNivyah » Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:02 am

Evelyn wrote:it does occur but I don't know what happenes in the brain

thanks a lot, that really helped :roll: :roll:
can somebody expalin how EXACTLY it takes place in the brain????
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Post by Cilla » Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:56 pm

The cells within a particular area of the brain are very dependent on vitamin B1 (thiamine). If they are deprived of this, they die, and so does all short term memory function. The affected person may 'confabulate', i.e. fill in the missing gaps in the memory, but, once it is lost, it is lost forever.

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