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Anthony Cohns Psyc 107 – 508 Reaction Paper # 2 The Man Who Keeps Falling in Love with His Wife”
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Clive Wearing suffers from a case of anterograde amnesia due to damage of the brain. Examples of this can be seen in the Drew Barrymore film 50 First Dates and Dori in Finding Nemo . Since the part of the brain required to transfer memories from the 'working' to the 'long term' area is damaged, he is completely unable to encode new memories (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clive_Wearing). Due to the amnesia, Clive repeatedly “falls in love” with his wife, Deborah. Because Clive continues to remember how the play and sing music, it is evident he still retains some long term memory. I believe Clive still has the ability to produce long term memories, but it takes time and repetition. He
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Unformatted text preview: may not remember how he learned something, but he will be able to anticipate or even produce it. It is kind of like déjà vu. Often he may need a stimulus to spark that memory. For example, sometimes when I need to recover a memory for a test, I will think of a particular event while I was encoding it into my brain. For Wearing, at times, it was music and at times it was the sight of Deborah. I believe Clive has a chance to learn a great deal if he was to keep a video log of everything that he has done and kept watching it. This method was utilized in the film 50 First Dates . I am not sure if it will work, but it’s pretty clever. After all, repetition is key to remembering....
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