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This is an abnormal psychology assignment to write a five page paper over a movie that haspsychological disorders.Miryah SquiresAbnormal Psychology5 page Essay12/8/1550 First DatesImagine having to win over the girl of your dreams... every day. October 13th, 2002 LucyWhitmore got in a car accident. That’s the day she started suffering from short term memoryloss. The accident damaged her hippocampal region in her temporal lobe. This is the area that iscrucial for making new memories. Therefore, every day she wakes up ready to complete thetasks that she had planned, before her and her dad got in the accident. At night her “slate is wipedclean”. So she has no idea that she is living every day the same way, because of her short termmemory loss. The hippocampal region of her brain left her with a form of amnesia, or as themovie calls it, “Goldfield’s Syndrome”. The Goldfield’s Syndrome is actually a made up nameby the directors. The real term for her condition is Anterograde amnesia.Anterograde amnesiais a loss of the ability to create newmemoriesafter the event thatcaused theamnesia, leading to a partial or complete inability to recall the recent past, while long-term memories from before the event remain intact. This is in contrast toretrograde amnesia,where memories created prior to the event are lost while new memories can still be created”(Wikipedia). Anterograde amnesia does not affect the person’s personality, judgment,
intelligence, ability to learn, or play sports. It affects their memory of the events going on in theirpresent life. Such as, someone with Anterograde amnesia might remember how to call someoneor drive, but they cannot remember what they ate for breakfast or who they ate with. Amnesia is

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