I'm aware that muscle memory, language etc can remain largely intact after brain injury that impairs other forms of memory, suggesting that different kinds of memory are stored in different places in the brain.
Are your personality traits also stored separate from memory?
- If I'm a bigot, I probably came to be that way because of my experiences and what people who are influential in my life have told me. If I forget those experiences and people due to memory loss following brain injury, will I not be a bigot anymore?
- I may have certain nuances in my personality because I'm rich - like body language, or that public transport makes me uncomfortable, never having been used to it. If my memory loss is so severe that I don't recall anything about my life so far, will I still have my nuances?