Short term memory is in what part of the brain

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Avatar m tn It is the part of the nervous system that organizes and processes information in the brain. If someone asks you a question for example------ the brain takes in the words. It then processes them. It then organizes the thought. It then organizes the thought for the answer. It gets the "plan" together and it then sends the message back out to the motor muscles (mouth) to answer.
Avatar f tn His short term memory might never get better but if he keeps repeating things enough it might make to into the section of the brain that controls long term memorys. I know how frustrating it is for both of you.
Avatar n tn She had been on a hot school bus the first time and each of the last times, she had been in the shower. She had been on the computer all day working on some college prep items. My wife and I feel this played a part in it and maybe a hormone imbalance. She regained all memory within 15 minutes and went to bed soon after. She was very frighten and scared, as were we. Should we request that she be seen by a specialist or just figure it was just a hormone imbalance and not scare her anymore.
1763947 tn?1334058919 He is only now just starting to believe me again when I say something. What makes me laugh more than the memory loss is saying the wrong word. I only do it sometimes nowadays, but I used to do it all the time. I would sometimes realize it, but sometimes I wouldn't. I learned to respond to a quizzical look, by asking, "What did I say?" Even my 5 year old corrected me often. At least I can write and type again!
Avatar n tn Please help me if there is any Doctor out there that will help me to see what is going on in my brain, it is very frustrating and it has affected my whole life. I know that God has so much more in life for me to do than for me to be trapped in my mind of forgetfulness. I love to read and to read the Bible, sometime I just say to myself whats the use, you are not going to remember anything anyway. And I don't. I am so tired of feeling this way.
Avatar m tn I have been off these meds fro three weeks, severe mania anxiety, loss or disconnect of short term memory. Do not feel safe in public. WHAT TO DO ?
Avatar n tn Depending on what part of the brain she is getting the headache she could have a range of symptoms. When you get a headache or migraine (I am no expert) your blood vessles swell and so depending on the location this could put pressure on her short term memory sensors and be causing the disruption...but again, I am no expert. She does need a scan and/or MRI done! The first time I got a migraine my vision got blurry and the doctors thought I was having a stroke...
8323481 tn?1405709254 I thought I'd damaged my brain and I'm sure I did but not to the level I thought. Its all part of the process. You have not done the damage you think you have. It takes time to heal. Just be patient with yourself. I'll never forget the look on Hubby's face when I got lost in our own yard. Duuh.
Avatar n tn If i think about it, Im able to recall all of the details of how i got where I am. However, the strange part is that it doesn't feel like it was part of the same moment, but instead like I'm trying to recall yesterdays events. Its like a brief lapse in my short term memory. Having to consciously try to remember the previous events and there significance in my life is very unsettling. The second symptom is that live events don't fully register with my brain.
Avatar f tn We think the memory loss has increased, but it's kind of mixed up with the anxiety. We HOPE the memory loss is directly related to the Ambien, and being off of it will he return to 'normal'? We can deal with the anxiety, but not the memory loss.
Avatar n tn The key part of your post is that he blames you for everything. That's manipulation to the N'th degree. We addicts are not good con men, we are marvelous! If and when you get fed up with all of his "crazy making", talk to someone in ALANON. I've met some of these people and they scare the Hell out of me! They have a way of cutting an addict to the bone and exposing them to reality(and improving the memory)bigtime. J.B.
Avatar m tn The sense of direction in conjunction with the short term memory loss affects me the most -- The other day I came from an aisle in a store, and had to go back after going to the register to check a price, and I thought it was on the opposite side of the store, even though I'd been there only 2 minutes earlier.
Avatar n tn Unfortunately, there is currently little understanding of what to do for these problems, and in my opinion, there is a concerted effort by the drug companies and medical community to 'underplay' these issues, and to not do a lot of follow up after tx ends. You're CURED you know! So, go on, get out of here, you will be just fine!!! Have any of us gotten follow up phone calls from our doctors after two or three years off therapy, to see what, if any, problems we might have????
Avatar m tn Hi, There are many causes of loss of brain volume. One of them is Alzheimer’s disease. Another common cause is Cushing’s syndrome. Cushing’s syndrome (CS) results from the chronic exposure to supraphysiological levels of glucocorticoids and other steroids, which often produce neuropsychological and emotional modifications in affected patients.
Avatar n tn Is it possible to still have short term memory loss 5 years out of chemo treatment?
Avatar f tn You walk into a room and then wonder what you are going after or why you went there. You forget what day of the week it is. You forget your grandson's name. You forget that you have to put the car in reverse if you want to back up. You forget. Normal thought process get short circuited and what you think is perfectly logical is not. You get confused when trying to make simple decisions. Suddenly you don't always trust your own judgement. Things get a little fuzzy mentally. I think.
Avatar m tn When i am talking to someone it is like my mind is not racing and not forming any thoughts when i am speaking. I have severe long/short term memory problems. i am confused with days of the week and months and years. All tests and scans are neg... including EEG. Been to numerous mental health doctors. they dont know. Is it Anxiety,early Alzheimer's, depression or disaccotative disorder? 32 year old male. All of a sudden had screaming attack where my brain went crazy.
Avatar n tn How many of you with ovarian cancer, receiving chemo, experience memory problems? sometimes just short term, but it is another side effect officially known as "chemo brain." Even the chemo nurses will tell you about how sad it is to see their patients having to deal with "chemo brain" and their easily forgetting things.
4619045 tn?1361136210 I would recommend that you have Neuropsychology testing done, they can nail down which part or parts of the brain is causing the problem - that does mean that they have a cure for the problem area. however they might be able to assist you with a plan to reduce the deficit .
Avatar n tn Modafinil will help you with your glutamate level which is the neurotransmitter implied in learning and memory and it will also keep you awake without disturbing your sleep pattern unless you are very sensitive to the drug. Please consider that I'm not a doctor and you should talk to a qualified physician before using any drugs mentioned above.
Avatar m tn If the right hemisphere is involved the patient may present with short term memory loss, impulsive behavior etc. Since you have also mentioned about family history of Alzheimers disease which affects memory as well. Please schedule an appointment with a physician as exact cause can be identified only by a clinical exam and tests.
1830047 tn?1321671393 I just figure that Lyme and MS and possibly other neuro conditions affect the part of the brain where the 'memory' tape is running, and sometimes it skips, or fails to record for a period of time. A doctor once explained to me that a particular anasthetic works like that. Consciousness and recording of memory are two different functions in the brain.
Avatar m tn I'm not sure how my memory is functioning in areas such as procedural thinking and whatnot. I seem to be able to play the keyboard just fine for example. drifter, I read online some people with schizophrenia never have memory problems but some do and they aren't sure if the medication or the illness caused it.
Avatar n tn This has been working well enough now for quite a few years, but I have noticed more and more that my brain is turning into mush. I am in a fog most of the time, and I can't concentrate for more than a few minutes (with absolutely no distractions) so I take forever to do things. I struggle to hold on to anything that goes into my brain. Even if I write it down, I can't remember that I ever wrote something, so it doesn't matter.
Avatar n tn I don,t know if this happens to you but when I am outdoors I find it difficult to focus and concentrate with all the activitie going on (something that should not normally be a problem as the brain is more than capable of multi tasking when it is working well).
1146276 tn?1261473787 You might want to do a general search online for fun, and look at an illustration of the parts of the brain and what they do, and perhaps you'll find what part is broke on you! Oh, and sorry I thought you had "examaphobia" (I made that up), but I'm just so anxious to help you out! So, you say you're going to visit a neurologist very soon, but sometimes once you have an appointment you have to wait even longer after that, so call right away so you'll be on the list.
Avatar m tn Iceboy, The way I cope with short term memory loss is lots and lots of post it notes!!! They are covering my counters and art painting table where I work. The only problem is that I have to then try to remember what notes tell me what I'm supposed to be doing on what days and then I also have a nasty habit of loosing the note I'm trying to find. I now write notes to tell me where the next days notes are!!!.....I think?
Avatar n tn I look at it like this,-your body is in a constant fight with the virus causing elevated alpha interferon levels. Alpha is what makes us feel bad when we have the flu or a virus. I don't know how long you have been infected and there are no studies on long term exposure to alpha or even a test available to measure levels of alpha interferon!
3926262 tn?1350442936 I had to keep my pills layed out and seperated for everyday, 5 min after taking them I couldn't remember if I took them or not, I would also forget what I was doing right in the middle of the task, seemed like I was always looking for something I just had. It does get much better after tx is over, it took a couple of weeks for my head to clear up but now I am at least as good as before tx if not better. Hang in there RN, you are doing great.
440728 tn?1234648902 For me, the most obvious part of it is forgetting the name for something. LIke I'll say, can you hand me the...the...the thing with the handle....