ANTEROGRADE AMNESIA

loss of memory for events that occur after the onset of amnesia. Also involves a lack of new learning post-amnesia. For example, an individual who contracts amnesia following a blow to the brain may be able to remember all aspects of information learned prior to the event, but nothing post-event. Compare with retrograde amnesia.

ANTEROGRADE AMNESIA: "An individual with anterograde is unable to learn or remember learning anything following the onset of amnesia."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ANTEROGRADE AMNESIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/anterograde-amnesia/ (accessed September 21, 2019).
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