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  • By: Irene P. Kan & Mieke Verfaellie
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Amnesia is a memory disorder characterized by a profound impairment in establishing new memories of people, places, and events and a deficit in retrieving information acquired prior to the onset of illness. It is important to note that amnesia is not ...