The culture of remembrance in Germany is viewed by many as exemplary. But it has some grave shortcomings.
The myth that a blow to the head can both cause and cure amnesia – a common one on TV and in the movies – may have begun during the 19th century.
Jason Bourne’s overall pattern of forgetting and then retrieving memories is a better plot device than representation of real-world memory loss and recovery.
People lose their memory in many different ways. A neuropsychologist explains the lingo.