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
Externally publishedYes


  • Functional imaging
  • Magnetic resonance (MR)
  • Memory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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