August 11, 2014

a case of ( retrograde ) Amnesia

Jacques-Michel Huret :  French architect, he attended the "Beaux-Arts" in Nancy.

In 1987, he was victim of amnesia. Thanks to his family and his friend, Charlélie Couture (singer and painter), he could slowly recover his composure. In 2013, he published a book titled:
 "I have forgotten 30 years of my life".

 case details :

- June 21, 1987, Jouy-aux-Arches, a suburb of Metz in Lorraine, 20 h 30, the  Huret couple is ensconced in the family living room. Jacques Huret set out to park his car in the garage. This is the last time he passes the front door of his home. He suddenly disappears...

The police, alerted by the next morning, organize a systematic search of the area. In vain. Grief befalls his wife Martine and their two children, Sandrine and Pierre-Henry. Two months later, all three move and begin a new life ...

Meanwhile, June 28, 1987, Paris, Seine, around 1 am, the security forces apprehend a homeless vagrant, assault on officer, and attempted escape. No documentation, it does not want or can not identify himself. Its incoherent, despite a negative test ethyl, trigger a compulsory admission procedure. Thus Jacques Huret, completely amnesiac, is taken to hospital Sainte-Anne, where it will invest, under the name of Mr. X, psychiatric services for over a year...

 source :Monsieur X ou-l inconnu-du quai de seine

- The town of Nancy, one evening in 1987. Jacques-Michel Huret set out to park his car and disappeared for 6 months. The police find him without identity papers, on a park bench in Paris. His unique words are: ''I don’t know who I am.”

In the psychiatric hospital, under narcosis, the only piece of information recuperated was a first name: “Charlélie”. When Charlélie Couture, a famous singer, is asked, he vaguely remembers his friend from fine Arts Academy and gives some clues that allow Jacques-Michel Huret to find his family. But he does not recognize anybody. Neither his parents, nor his wife and children: a 6 year-old daughter and a little boy that was a year and half. The only thing he says is that his wife is pretty and that he must have had good taste!

The two of them recount throughout the pages of this book their long struggle to recover the landmarks of their life. But, despite all the love and optimism of his wife, the past remains for Jacques-Michel obstinately dumb...

Jacques - Michel Huret : I forgot 30 years of my life.

               natal chart ( classic style) of  Jacques-Michel Huret ( retrograde amnesia case )
       Date     |        Orcus    |       Ixion    |     Varuna        |   Haumea    |   Quaoar    |  Makemake   |    Eris     |    Sedna
    |18 Dec 1957  | 5 cn 14 Rx |   23 li 22    |  12 ta  4 Rx |   29 le  5 Rx |   16 li 53    |   0 le 38 Rx |     8 ar 24 Rx | 25 ar 56

From Astro-Databank,,_Jacques-Michel source: Birth Certificate (Rodden Rating: AA)

 natal chart ( main midpoint configuration ) of  Jacques-Michel Huret ( retrograde amnesia case )

                                              planetary pictures of major significance

note : T-square ( AS-VE) - ( NE-MO-NN) - ( UR)

                                                              main planetary pictures 


                       90 degree dial  of  Jacques-Michel Huret ( retrograde amnesia case )
                    4th harmonic chart of  Jacques-Michel Huret ( retrograde amnesia case )

Amnesia (from Greek ἀμνησία from ἀ- meaning "without" and μνήμη memory) is a deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma. Amnesia can also be caused temporarily by the use of various sedatives and hypnotic drugs. Essentially, amnesia is loss of memory. The memory can be either wholly or partially lost due to the extent of damage that was caused. There are two main types of amnesia: retrograde amnesia and anterograde amnesia.
Retrograde amnesia is the inability to retrieve information that was acquired before a particular date, usually the date of an accident or operation. In some cases the memory loss can extend back decades, while in others the person may lose only a few months of memory. Anterograde amnesia is the inability to transfer new information from the short-term store into the long-term store. People with this type of amnesia cannot remember things for long periods of time. These two types are not mutually exclusive. Both can occur within a patient at one time.

sourcewikipedia : Amnesia

Retrograde Amnesia

Retrograde amnesia is a form of amnesia where someone is unable to recall events that occurred before the development of the amnesia, even though they may be able to encode and memorize new things that occur after the onset.

Retrograde amnesia usually follows damage to areas of the brain other than the hippocampus (the part of the brain involved in encoding new memories), because already exisiting long-term memories are stored in the neurons and synapses of various different brain regions...
Retrograde amnesia is often temporally graded, meaning that remote memories are more easily accessible than events occurring just prior to the trauma (sometimes known as Ribot's Law after the 19th Century psychologist Théodule-Armand Ribot), and the events nearest in time to the event that caused the memory loss may never be recovered. This is because the neural pathways of newer memories are not as strong as older ones that have been strengthened by years of retrieval and re-consolidation. While there is no actual cure for retrograde amnesia, “jogging” the victim’s memory by exposing them to significant articles from their past will often speed the rate of recall.

source :  Human memory net

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