Psychology

View the movie, “Memento”, with a critical point of view
● In the film, Leonard is said to have been diagnosed with anterograde amnesia which is sometimes also called “short term memory loss.” Leonard says that he “has no short-term memory.” Use what you know about short term memory (from the book and/or the lecture) to discuss how accurate that statement is.
● What specific parts of the brain are not functioning properly for Leonard?
● What type of diagnostic tests could be used to diagnosis Leonard?
● Which neurotransmitters are responsible for memory?
● Explain whether you think that someone with Leonard’s degree of anterograde amnesia could survive on his own in a strange city (Leonard is not living in his house and is in a strange city in the movie).
● Discuss at least two specific examples from the movie that are accurate representations of something that could happen to someone with anterograde amnesia.
● Discuss at least two specific examples from the movie that are NOT accurate representations of something that could happen to someone with anterograde amnesia – OR – provide at least two examples from your internet research (if you conducted internet research) that were inaccurate discussions of the accuracy of Memento.

View the documentary, “Secrets of the Mind”, with a critical point of view.

write a 2-3 page paper discussing what you learned in the documentary.

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