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Limbic Network For Explicit Memory And Amnesia : How To Remember Easily ?

  • L – Limbic system, which includes hippocampus, amygdala, and entorhinal cortex.
  • I – Influence of the amygdala and anterior paralimbic areas on emotion, motivation, affiliative behaviors, autonomic tone, and endocrine function.
  • M – Memory function under the influence of the hippocampus, entorhinal cortex, posterior paralimbic areas, and limbic nuclei of the thalamus.
  • B – Behavioral affiliations and coordination of various functions within the limbic system.
  • I – Implicit memory preservation despite limbic lesions, allowing acquisition of new motor or perceptual skills.
  • C – Clinical diagnosis of persistent global amnestic state associated with bilateral damage to the limbic network.
  • A – Anterograde amnesia, indicating an inability to store, retain, and recall new knowledge.
  • R – Retrograde amnesia, affecting recall of experiences before the onset of the amnestic state.
  • E – Extensive consolidation of remote events making them less vulnerable to retrograde amnesia.
  • A – Amnestic syndrome characterized by memory loss and confabulation.

Mnemonic : LIMBIC AREA

Dr. Arin Nandi

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