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memory

the part of a COMPUTER that stores information. The two main types of computer memory are RAM (Random Access Memory) and ROM (Read Only Memory). HARD DISKS and FLOPPY DISKS provide additional memory capacity for storing computer programs and data.
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To a lesser extent, these same structures are responsible for retrograde memory loss limited to about a 2-year period.
In addition, orientation groups can be organized for patients who exhibit persistent disorientation, pervasive confusion, confabulation, and varying degrees of anterograde and retrograde memory difficulties.
In virtually all of these cinematic "cases," the deficit is limited to retrograde memory, an inability to recall one's personal past or some parts of it, or a loss of identity, like the problem experienced by Doug Bruce.

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