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Amnesia

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posted on Apr, 7 2005 @ 06:04 PM
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How come people who get in some kind of an accident, that results in amnesia, still speak the language they grew up speaking, but they cant remember people they grew up with?




posted on Apr, 7 2005 @ 06:39 PM
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This is most likely due to the fact that most of our long-term memory and association skills are housed in the Temporal lobe of our brain, whereas the language zones are split between the Frontal and Occipital.....

Here's an interesting article on your question that suggests the problem may be a damaged hippocampus:
www.memorylossonline.com...

The hippocampus, interestingly enough, is located in the Temporal lobe....

[edit on 4/7/2005 by EnronOutrunHomerun]



 
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