Anterograde amnesia

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In neurology, anterograde amnesia is "loss of the ability to form new memories beyond a certain point in time. This condition may be organic or psychogenic in origin. Organically induced anterograde amnesia may follow craniocerebral trauma; seizures; anoxia; and other conditions which adversely affect neural structures associated with memory formation (e.g., the hippocampus; fornix (brain); mammillary bodies; and anterior thalamic nuclei)."[1]


  1. Anonymous (2015), Anterograde amnesia (English). Medical Subject Headings. U.S. National Library of Medicine.