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Wife Regains Husband's Love After Severe Amnesia

He lost 46 years of memories in an instant

(Newser) - When 46-year-old Scott Bolzan slipped and fell in 2008, he suffered a brain injury that instantly wiped out all of his memory, writes his wife, Joan Bolzan, in the Daily Beast . He knew nothing of her, their two kids, or the business they ran. "Our marriage, our family, our...

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Sex Really Can Be 'Mind-Blowing'

It can trigger temporary amnesia

(Newser) - LiveScience takes note of what may be the weirdest possible consequence of sex: amnesia. A medical journal recounts the recent case of a 54-year-old woman who showed up at the ER complaining that she barely remembered a thing from the past 24 hours: Diagnosis: transient global amnesia, triggered by...

Man Hits Head, Forgets Last 46 Years

Scott Bolzan studies pics to learn about his life

(Newser) - It sounds like a plot twist in a made-for-TV movie: A man slips, hits his head, and forgets everything. But it happened to Scott Bolzan. One year ago, the 47-year-old fell in the men's room at the jet management firm he ran and woke up blank. He didn't know his...

Police ID Amnesiac Teen Found in NYC
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Amnesiac Teen Found in NYC

Police ID Amnesiac Teen Found in NYC

'Jane Doe' is 18-year-old from Washington state

(Newser) - A teenager who turned up outside a New York City shelter earlier this month saying she didn't know her name has been identified, police say. "Jane Doe" is 18-year-old Kacie Aleece Peterson from eastern Washington state, and her father is en route to New York to pick her up,...

Seattle Times Readers ID Globetrotting Amnesiac

(Newser) - Three weeks ago, a well-dressed man carrying $600 in his sock wandered out of a Seattle park with no idea who he was or how he got there. His identity was a mystery until today, when the Seattle Times ran a story on its front page with his picture and...

Researchers Discover Why Pot Makes You Forget

Scientists identify pathway for cognitive impairment under the effects of cannabis

(Newser) - Scientists have found the area in the mouse brain that marijuana acts upon to cause forgetfulness, AFP reports. Researchers in Barcelona used two groups of mice, each engineered to be missing one of the two concentrations of receptor neurons for cannabis (CB1) in the hippocampus, an area of the brain...

Boater Appears, 5 Years Later, Sans Memory

Canoeist presumed dead; his wife moved to Panama 4 weeks ago

(Newser) - A man who was presumed dead five years ago, when he failed to return from a canoeing trip, showed up in London today, the Daily Mail reports. John Darwin, 57 and able to remember only his name, walked into a police station saying: "I think I am a missing...

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