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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 
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?


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