- Memory is an arbitrary term that encompasses:
- Knowledge of facts (semantic memory)
- Knowledge of previous self-experiences (episodic memory)
- Exercise of a learned skill (procedural memory)
- Temporary knowledge for immediate use (working memory)
- Coded for by various regions of the brain, with significant involvement of the following:
- Medial temporal lobe, including:
- Amygdaloid nucleus
- Parahippocampal region
- Thalamus, especially the dorsomedial nuclei
- Basal forebrain
- Amnestic disorder is a blanket statement to describe a deficit in any of these various memory types.
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