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Emotions affect us even after we forget our memories, shows study on amnesiacs

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A recent study on amnesiacs, specifically those suffering from anterograde amnesia, shows that our emotions linger with us long after we forget the events that created those emotions. It shows that the parts of our brains that hold onto emotions are not directly linked to our memories.

Anterograde amnesia usually results from a traumatic accident and the patient is incapable of creating new memories after that incident. This was the same condition suffered by Guy Pearce’s character in Memento (2000).

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Written by sammyvicious

April 13, 2010 at 12:59 PM

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