selective amnesia

Definitions of selective amnesia

n amnesia about particular events that is very convenient for the person who cannot remember

“why do politicians always develop selective amnesia when questioned about their transgressions?”
posthypnotic amnesia
selective amnesia after being in a hypnotic state of events occurring during hypnosis or of information designated by the hypnotist
Type of:
amnesia, blackout, memory loss
partial or total loss of memory

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