From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
Subject: Re: (urth) Heracles lesson Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 08:33:52 -0700 Marc writes: >Latro has very selective amnesia - note that he is able to perform the >wrestling moves with perfection once he is reminded of basic strategy. And almost immediately, in the same post, answers himself: >Latro didn't need to learn the moves through repetition - >they were already in his muscle memory. Which is also quite sufficient answer to this question: >So Latro remembers how to use a sword but not to wrestle ... why? In short: The injury to Latro's head seems to have created an inability to recall informaiton from long-term stores at some cognitive levels -- some fairly abstract cognitive levels; this is clearly an injury in the "higher" centers of the brain. One thing that I find interesting is that it is quite possible that he's still actually able to _form_ long-term abstract memories. He'd never know (nor, presumably, would we), because until/unless he's cured, he still can't recall them. It's been a while since I've read the existing-so-far _Soldier_ books. Can any of you tell me, offhand: Does Latro recount any dreams at all? --Blattid _________________________________________________________________ Tired of spam? Get advanced junk mail protection with MSN 8. http://join.msn.com/?page=features/junkmail --