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hippocampus - Ashley Morosini Clive Wearing Video/Research...

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Ashley Morosini Clive Wearing Video/Research Paper The hippocampus is a part of the limbic system that is involved with memory recognition and long term memory storage. When the hippocampus has been damaged experiences are unable to be transferred to the long-term (permanent) memory storage and the results can be devastating. Clive Wearing is a British musician, had his last day of conscious thought on March 26 th 1985. The doctors said it was encephalitis, from herpes simplex or the cold sore virus. This virus usually appears on the mouth in the form of a sore known as a “breakout” but very rarely it slips up to the brain instead of going to the mouth. The virus causes the brain to swell up eventually crushing it against the bone. The damage before the virus is even known to be there. The areas of the brain that the virus may affect are the temporal lobes, occipito-parietal and frontal lobes (thalamus, hypothalamus and amygdale). However the area of the brain it wipes out completely is the hippocampus.
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