Memory Disorders

The study of memory loss in people with amnesia has created much of the knowledge of memory we know today. Besides amnesia, there are many other memory disorders, nearly all of which are caused by damage or injury to parts of the brain involved in memory processing. ¬†Agnosia Agnosia is failure to recognize certain objects, persons or sounds. Familiar objects lose their relevance. Sometimes the geometric features of a face or object can be perceived, but the person does not know what the object is used for or if the face is familiar or not. Hearing or vision can be exclusively affected. Agnosia is usually caused by damage to the brain from neurological disorder (commonly in the occipital or parietal lobes), strokes, dementia or neurological disorders. Types of agnosia include visual, auditory, prosopagnosia, somatosensory and simultanagosia. Agnosia can disturb routine activities and affect overall quality of life. Although there is…

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