Navigation Links
Brain Injury May Not Erase Long-Term Memory
Date:2/5/2008

In study, a new technique helped patients retrieve long-lost details

TUESDAY, Feb. 5 (HealthDay News) A new interviewing technique has drawn out extensive details hidden in the long-term memories of people with memory impairment, U.S. researchers say.

There's ongoing debate about whether long-term memory is always dependent on a brain region called the medial temporal lobe, which contains the memory-processing center called the hippocampus.

This study, conducted by a team at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, supports the theory that very long-term or remote memory remains intact, even after damage to this lobe.

Larry R. Squire, a professor of psychiatry, neurosciences and psychology, led the study, which used a new method called the Autobiographic Interview to examine the ability of five people with selective brain damage to recall events from their past. Three patients had limited damage to the hippocampus, and two had large medial temporal lobe lesions.

The researchers used extensive interviewing to get patients to provide 50 or more details of one memory from each of five periods in their lives: childhood, teen years, early adulthood, middle age and the year immediately before testing.

The results showed "that autobiographical recollection was impaired in patients with medial temporal damage when memories were drawn from the recent past, but fully intact when memories came from the remote past," Squire said.

The study appears in this week's issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

More information

The MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia has more about memory loss.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: University of California, San Diego, news release, Feb. 4, 2008


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Video games activate reward regions of brain in men more than women, Stanford study finds
2. Simons Foundation grant boosts brain tumor research
3. Brain region that can be stimulated to reduce the cognitive deficits of sleep deprivation identified
4. MITs McGovern Institute researchers awarded $8.5M to study brain basis of autism and dyslexia
5. Easter Seals Launches Nationwide Program for U.S. Service Members and Veterans Deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan with Traumatic Brain Injury
6. Treatment capitalizes on unique qualities of radioisotope to prolong lives of brain tumor patients
7. Drug-Related Images Trigger Brains Reward Center
8. High-Dose Chemo Helps Beat Rare Brain Cancer
9. Newborn brain cells modulate learning and memory
10. Jefferson neurosurgeons using new liquid treatment for wide-neck brain aneurysm
11. Deep Brain Stimulation May Improve Recall
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Brain Injury May Not Erase Long-Term Memory
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) ... a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed ... and wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Talented host, actor ... on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," which is an award-winning ... innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... First Healthcare ... program management, will showcase a range of technology and learning solutions at the ... Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ), one of the ... new design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad provides optimal support and ... pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water that is circulated from ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Dr. Parsa Mohebi, the Los Angeles based ... the newly revamped Cosmetic Town journal section, featuring articles written by ... as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). , Dr. Mohebi says “I enjoy ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2, 2017 Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: ... and Consulting, LLC , and named its founder as ... in Tennessee , will operate under ... EnvoyHealth,s service offerings for health care partners to include ... "In an interoperable world, technology delivers ...
(Date:10/2/2017)...  AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, the combined central specialty pharmacy ... benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime), today officially began ... unveiling of new signage at its headquarters in ... a few other company-owned facilities across the country. This ... of whom will begin to see the AllianceRx Walgreens ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Oct. 2, 2017 The Rebound mobile app is ... to reverse the tide of prescription drug addiction. The app ... medicine intake and stepping down their dosage in a safe, ... in December 2017; the first 100,000 people to sign up ... http://www.rebound-solution.com/ ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: