AQA Psychology - Amnesia and CDM

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  • Anterograde amnesia - Inability to remember ongoing events after the incidence of trauma or the onset of the disease that caused the amnesia (STM loss)
  • Retrograde amnesia - Inability to remember events that occurred before the incidence of trauma or the onset of the disease that caused the amnesia (LTM loss)
  • Emotional/hysterical amnesia - Memory loss caused by psychological trauma; usually a temporary condition
  • Lacunar amnesia - Inability to remember a specific event
  • Korsakoff syndrome - Memory loss caused by chronic alcoholism
  • Posthypnotic amnesia - Memory loss sustained from a hypnotic state; can include inability to recall events that occurred during hypnosis or information stored in long-term memory
  • Transient global amnesia - Spontaneous memory

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MrsMacLean

Very useful key terms which relate to amnesia and a summary of context-dependent memory.  Many thanks.

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