Transient global amnesia


This consists of an abrupt loss of memory, lasting from a few seconds to several hours, without any loss of consciousness. No information is stored for that period and thus there is complete loss of memory. Such attacks may be recurrent and are thought to result from temporary reductions in blood supply to specific areas of the brain (possibly presaging a stroke). Actions may continue to be performed automatically during the attack (traumatic automatism). Analogous phenomena may occur in the case of collective memory.

Broader Problems:
Memory defects
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
30.01.2022 – 10:31 CET