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    What part of the brain is injured in amnesiac patients?

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  • Dr Nicholas Bradfield

    Clinical Neuropsychologist, Psychologist

    Dr Bradfield is a Clinical Neuropsychologist working in private practice and in the public health system in Melbourne, Australia. He has clinical experience conducting neuropsychological … View Profile

    Amnesia can occur as a result of damage to many places in the brain.  Most commonly:

    • The classic location is the hippocampus and surrounding structures such as the parahippocampal gyrus and entorhinal area
    • The thalamus
    • The basal forebrain
    • Global or diffuse damage that affects widespread areas of the brain

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