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Last edited at 9:40PM on 10/28/2013
There are two different types of amnesia. There's anterograde amnesia, which is an inability to form new memories, while still being able to recall one's past, and then there is retrograde amnesia, which is an inability to recall one's past. - Damage to the frontal lobes and the hippocampus affect explicit memory, and the ability to recall past events, while damage to the cerebellum and the basal ganglia, affect the implicit memory system, which affect the ability to create new memories. (I'd do some research on this-it's a bit complicated. Amnesia is essentially caused by brain damage to different regions of the brain, and it varies depending on the type of amnesia.) - Hope I helped some. :) Good luck!