Disorders of High Level Functions: Amnesia, Aphasia, and Prosopagnosia. Arielle Tambini SPLASH November 21, 2004 MIT Braintrust. Memory. Explicit/semantic Implicit/episodic Long-term Short-term. Amnesia. Causes Retrograde Anterograde Transient global. HM . Epilepsy treatment
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SPLASH November 21, 2004
“I asked Mr. Ford about his work before he entered the hospital.
‘I’m a sig… no… man… uh, well,… again.” These words were emitted slowly, and with great effort. The sounds were not clearly articulated; each syllable was uttered harshly, explosively, in a throaty voice. With practice, it was possible to understand him, but at first I encountered considerable difficulty with this.
‘Let me help you,’ I interjected. ‘You were a signal…”
‘A signal man… right,’
‘Were you in the Coast Guard?’
‘No, er, yes, yes... Ship… Massachu… chusetts… Coastguard… years.’ He raised his hands twice, indicating the number 19.