Functional MR imaging of psychogenic amnesia: A case report

Jong Chul Yang, Gwang Woo Jeong, Moo Suk Lee, Heoung Keun Kang, Sung Jong Eun, Yong Ku Kim, Yo Han Lee

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    We present here a case in which functional MR imaging (fMRI) was done for a patient who developed retrograde psychogenic amnesia for a four year period of her life history after a severe stressful event. We performed the fMRI study for a face recognition task using stimulation with three kinds of face photographs: recognizable familiar faces, unrecognizable friends' faces due to the psychogenic amnesia, and unfamiliar control faces. Different activation patterns between the recognizable faces and unrecognizable faces were found in the limbic area, and especially in the amygdala and hippocampus.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)196-199
    Number of pages4
    JournalKorean journal of radiology
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2005


    • Functional imaging
    • Magnetic resonance (MR)
    • Memory

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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