Psychologists in Canada think they have stumbled across a new type of memory syndrome. This syndrome has been found in healthy people who struggle to or simply cannot remember their past.

Their lack of memory could be labelled as “Severely deficient autobiographical memory”.

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During a study, brain scans were taken of the participants who had difficulty recalling their past. There was no evidence of any illness or brain damage in the scans. However, when they were asked to remember certain details about their past their brains were less active in some regions. These regions of the brain are associated with autobiographical memory.

Parts of the temporal lobe, the precuneus, and the right side of the hippocampus were a little smaller than those who had no trouble recalling things.

It is not yet clear whether the memory issues were the cause of or caused by the smaller parts of the brain. However, it did seem relevant to the situation. In addition to this, those who carried out the study still need to work out whether the lack of recollection is continuous or they are set apart from other types of memory.

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