when researchers recently mounted an exhaustive effort to find examples of trauma-related amnesia in literary works before the 19th century, they drew a blank. If repressed memories are one way the brain deals with painful memories, why would there be no literary examples of the phenomenon that are more than 200 years old?
Monday, March 5, 2007
This Washington Post article by Shankar Vedantam ran in today's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
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