Anterograde Amnesia: Definition, Treatment & Causes


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Anterograde Amnesia is when you can no longer

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1. This part of the brain is where STM is converted to LTM, and damage results in Antergrade Amnesia

2. If a person suffers from Anterograde Amnesia, the best treatment would be to

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is long term memory, and what part of the brain is affected when one has anterograde amnesia? This quiz/worksheet combo will check your understanding of how the brain forms memories and what can lead to this type of amnesia.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • What one can no longer do when afflicted with anterograde amnesia
  • What part of the brain converts short term memories into long term memories
  • The best treatment for anterograde amnesia
  • When short term memories are converted into long term memories
  • The ability to recognize what the cerebrum and the cerebellum are

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding memory formation and what part of the brain is damaged when anterograde amnesia occurs
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about memory loss in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define categories of long term memory, such as episodic and semantic
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as cerebrum and cerebellum

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson called Anterograde Amnesia: Definition, Treatment & Causes. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define anterograde amnesia
  • Explain long term and short term memory formation
  • List and define the categories of long term memory
  • Name the areas of the brain that handle memory formation and conversion
  • Detail the causes of anterograde amnesia
  • Relate a well-known case of a person who suffered anterograde amnesia following brain surgery to stop epilepsy
  • Discuss treatment options for anterograde amnesia