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Self, memory, and imagining the future in a case of psychogenic amnesia

Rathbone, C., Ellis, J., Baker, I. and Butler, C. (2015) Self, memory, and imagining the future in a case of psychogenic amnesia. Neurocase, 21 (6). pp. 727-737. ISSN 1465-3656

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1080/13554794.2014.977923

Abstract/Summary

We report a case of psychogenic amnesia and examine the relationships between autobiographical memory impairment, the self, and ability to imagine the future. Case study JH, a 60 year old male, experienced a 6 year period of pervasive psychogenic amnesia covering all life events from childhood to the age of 53. JH was tested during his amnesic period and again following hypnotherapy and the recovery of his memories. JH’s amnesia corresponded with deficits in self-knowledge and imagining the future. Results are discussed with reference to models of self and memory and processes involving remembering and imagining.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Department of Psychology
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Language and Cognition
ID Code:37914
Uncontrolled Keywords:psychogenic amnesia, self, autobiographical memory, imagining the future, identity
Publisher:Taylor & Francis

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