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Illustration of the areas of the brain affected in the case of transient global amnesia (TGA), a pathology affecting short-term memory. Two types of memory are concerned in short-term memory, controlled and coordinated by the pre-frontal cortex (green), the central administrator: -phonological memory, represented by white arrows, affecting the Broca's area (purple, production of spoken words) and Wernicke's area (pink, auditory and oral language, comprehension of these words) -visuo-spatial memory represented by the occipital cortex (blue, treatment of visual and spatial information).
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