paramnesia


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paramnesia

 [par″am-ne´zhah]
a disturbance of memory in which reality and fantasy are confused.

par·am·ne·si·a

(par'am-nē'zē-ă),
False recollection, as of events that have never occurred or partial forgetting of events that have occurred.
[para- + G. amnēsia, forgetfulness]

paramnesia

/par·am·ne·sia/ (par″am-ne´zhah) a disturbance of memory in which reality and fantasy are confused.

paramnesia

(păr′ăm-nē′zhə)
n.
1. A distortion of memory in which fantasy and objective experience are confused.
2. An inability to recall the meanings of common words.

paramnesia

[per′amnē′zhə]
Etymology: Gk, para + amnesia, forgetfulness
1 a perversion of memory in which one believes that one remembers events and circumstances that never actually occurred. Compare déjà vu.
2 a condition in which words are remembered and used without comprehension of their meaning.

par·am·ne·si·a

(par'am-nē'zē-ă)
False recollection, as of events that have never occurred.
[para- + G. amnēsia, forgetfulness]

paramnesia

A memory disturbance in which fantasy is recollected as experience. Paramnesia often has elements of DEJA VU.
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Most studied is the vast area of disorders of memory relating mainly to the ostensibly normal person and more recently to patients with paramnesias, such as in Alzheimer's disease (Moulin, Conway, Thompson, James, & Jones, 2005).
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No obstante, la produccion sigue siendo precaria, por lo que es un acontecimiento el que aparezca una novela dentro de este genero como la de Jesus Ramirez-Bermudez: Paramnesia (Ed.
26) If, as Ruth Parkin-Gounelas notes, '[h]ysteria is about gaps in texts: repressions, amnesias, paramnesias, even conscious silences', then Gaskell's text with its thematic and narrative gaps, lapses of memory and silences clearly subscribes to this description by displaying the characteristics of an incoherent and traumatic narrative.