Disorder of memory
Psychological studies of the memory demonstrated that memory passes through the stages of encoding, storage and retrieval (recall, recognition).
Working memory has an executive function. Working memory stores have a limited capacity: short-term stores for verbal and for visual information.
Disorder of memory is associated with dysmnesia, amnesia, and paramnesia. There are different types of memory loss, such as partial memory loss, total memory loss, or temporal memory loss associated with psychogenic amnesias. Paramnesia is associated with states of Jamais vu, déjà vu, pseudo-reminiscences, and confabulations.
Immediate memory concerns the retention of information over a short period as 5 minutes.
Recent memory concerns events in the last few days. Long term (remote) memory concerns events over longer periods of time.
Long-term memory store has a large capacity. Information in this store has been processed and is stored according to either verbal characteristics (meaning or sound), or as visual images. Long-term memory associated with delayed memory, recent memory and remote memory. Prospective memory store information about past and future actions required.
Brain areas and neurotransmitter systems, including cholinergic ones, have profound effects on memory. Memory associated with such regions of brain as parts of the medial temporal lobe including the hippocampus, amygdala, parahippocampal gyrus, and entorhinal cortex; the fornix system comprising the mamillary bodies, the dorsomedial thalamus and the cingulate gyri.
Physiological research confirms that short-term memory depends of electrical activity of neurons and long-term storage involves changes in the synaptic connections between neurons.
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