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What is retrograde amnesia?

In retrograde amnesia, a person
loses memories for events that occurred prior to the injury.

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What is anterograde amnesia

In anterograde amnesia, a person loses memories for events
that occur after the injury.

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Which area is responsible for long-term memory?

Based on decades of additional research, scientists now believe that
the entire hippocampal region and adjacent areas in the cortex are critical for many
types of long-term memory

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What is consolidation?

Consolidation is
a hypothetical process involving the gradual conversion of new, unstable memories
into stable, durable memory codes stored in long-term memory.

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