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Amnesia is a form of memory loss that is usually temporary and affecting short term memory. Common causes and risk factors of amnesia and memory loss include concomitant psychological problems, trauma or head injury and so forth.
Hand-held EEG device can quickly assess brain bleeding in head injuries

Hand-held EEG device can quickly assess brain bleeding in head injuries

Brain's 'GPS' plays broader role in memory and learning than previously thought

Brain's 'GPS' plays broader role in memory and learning than previously thought

Cannabinoid receptors regulate memory processes by modulating mitochondrial energy metabolism

Cannabinoid receptors regulate memory processes by modulating mitochondrial energy metabolism

Advances in brain research since patient HM: an interview with Dr Jacopo Annese

Advances in brain research since patient HM: an interview with Dr Jacopo Annese

New study reveals significance of critical periods in early-life learning on brain development

New study reveals significance of critical periods in early-life learning on brain development

Study shows skill-related memory persists in amnesia patients

Study shows skill-related memory persists in amnesia patients

Researcher traces origins of double-trauma amnesia cure belief

Researcher traces origins of double-trauma amnesia cure belief

Understanding dangers of binge drinking

Understanding dangers of binge drinking

UMass Amherst cognitive neuroscientist receives NSF CAREER award to study brain functions

UMass Amherst cognitive neuroscientist receives NSF CAREER award to study brain functions

Findings may lead to new treatment strategy for phobia

Findings may lead to new treatment strategy for phobia

Stress-related gene affects post-concussive symptoms after car crashes

Stress-related gene affects post-concussive symptoms after car crashes

Study: Eating sweet foods causes the brain to form memories that may control eating behaviors

Study: Eating sweet foods causes the brain to form memories that may control eating behaviors

Study finds link between alcohol use and risky sexual encounters among young women

Study finds link between alcohol use and risky sexual encounters among young women

Others consider our moral traits, not memory, to be core component of our identity

Others consider our moral traits, not memory, to be core component of our identity

Discovery could pave way for new drugs to treat people with memory problems

Discovery could pave way for new drugs to treat people with memory problems

Same brain cells involved in encoding and retrieving memories

Same brain cells involved in encoding and retrieving memories

Retrosplenial cortex serves as 'conjunction junction' for brain's navigation function

Retrosplenial cortex serves as 'conjunction junction' for brain's navigation function

St John's Wort may cause same adverse reactions as antidepressants

St John's Wort may cause same adverse reactions as antidepressants

Lund University research questions the doctrine on how the brain recognizes and processes information

Lund University research questions the doctrine on how the brain recognizes and processes information

New Cedars-Sinai study identifies unique set of neurons involved in memory-based decision making

New Cedars-Sinai study identifies unique set of neurons involved in memory-based decision making