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Effects of Damage to Parts of the Brain and Memory

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Damage to the head and brain can effect memory. Can an individual with head trauma still retain information? Does it depend on the area where the trauma occurred. Please explain.

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This solution discusses various effect of trauma to different parts of the brain and specifically the effect on memory. The text contains 233 words and references.

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Damage to different parts of the brain can have various effects on retaining information. The parts of the brain called the temporal lobes, which contain the hippocampus and amygdale, control memory transition and formation. Patients with head injury in this area have problems with long term memory. A patient who damages the fornix will suffer from anterograde amnesia but will have no effect on other ...

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