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The Hearing Voices Café: Margit Säde speaks about Source Amnesia

Margit Säde speaks at The Hearing Voices Café about her exhibition “source amnesia” – on text produced in unconventional ways, sometimes as the result of extreme and hallucinatory perception.


Source amnesia is the inability to remember where, when or how previously learned information has been acquired, while retaining the factual knowledge. This branch of amnesia is associated with the malfunctioning of one’s explicit memory. It is likely that the disconnect between having the knowledge and remembering the context in which the knowledge was acquired is due to a dissociation between semantic and episodic memory – an individual retains the semantic knowledge (the fact), but lacks the episodic knowledge to indicate the context in which the knowledge was gained. Continue reading