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What parts of the brain are involved in memory and amnesia?

Interrelated brain functions create memory in different areas of the brain. The frontal and temporal lobes, the limbic system, and parts of the brain stem that control alertness are also involved with memory. Drugs, alcohol, stress, head trauma, infection, and strokes can all cause injury to the brain. When any one of these areas of the brain suffers damage, the result could potentially be amnesia.


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