28th May 2024

Reply To: The Man with the 7 Second Memory (Year 2 Sun.)

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Thank you, I recently watched a few episodes of the Crown series, hence the inspiration 🙂

The virus that caused Clive to have amnesia (herpes brain inflammation if I remember correctly) mainly damaged the hippocampus, the part responsible for short and long term memory.

Clive is still able to perform the motor tasks he learned before amnesia, such as reading music and conducting a choir, which indicates that that procedural memory has not been damaged.

I read several articles about him and found information that he has problems with learning new procedures (obviously), but it turns out he can acquire new procedural memories through repetition.