Finding Nemo right about amnesia

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Finding Nemo right about amnesia

 

Although Finding Nemo got some things wrong about the fish, experts have claimed that it's one of the few films to have accurately portrayed amnesia.

According to a report in the British Medical Journal from the National Society for Epilepsy, the animated Regal tang in the film, which has problems remembering names, and knowing where she is going and why, gives quite an accurate representation of amnesia and the effect it has upon others.

The BBC quoted Dr Sarah Baxendale as saying: "The frustration of the other fish around her with constant repetition also accurately reflects the feelings of people who live with amnesiac patients.

"Although her condition is played for laughs during the film, poignant aspects of her memory loss are also portrayed, when she is alone, lost and profoundly confused."