Para los fines de nuestro analisis, se puede clasificar artificialmente los sintomas del sindrome orbitofrontal en sintomas de predominio cognitivo (distractibilidad, conducta ligada a estimulos, estados oniroides con confusion sueno/vigilia, paramnesia
reduplicativa, delirios, anosognosia) y sintomas de predominio afectivo (irritabilidad, ira, labilidad, hipersexualidad, moria, estados hipomaniacos o maniacos).
Disorders of memory: restricted paramnesia (partial forgetting), redintegration (part reinstates the whole) b.
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).
"This form of paramnesia" Ellis asserts, "is common in dreams" (230).
God's attention, then loss of attention, his control, then loss of control over the actions of the squirming and chanting boot jacks, is consistent with Ellis's discussion of paramnesia. If the reader regards the God of "A Divine Gesture" as Ellis's typical dreamer, and the boot jacks and other paraphernalia as the automatic responses of his dream consciousness, much of the apparent confusion in the fable is cleared up: the fable, in effect, parodies the operation of dreamwork, with Anderson (as God) serving as the butt of the irony.
(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.