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What is anterograde amnesia?

Someone who is suffering from anterograde amnesia is unable to recall incidents that occur after the onset of amnesia. It is the form of amnesia that is central to the plot in "Memento," a movie in which the main character suffers a blow to the head and suffers brain damage. Because of this injury, he is unable to form new memories.

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