On 11/12/2013 5:27 PM, Jason Resch wrote:
There is a continuation from being anesthetized to waking up from anesthesia.

Did you leave out a "no"?  There is a continuation, but not of consciousness.

Would you say the same true for an amnesiac being anesthetized?

I think so. An "amnesiac" is just someone who can't remember some significant block of time that almost anyone else would. Last January while vacationing in Hawaii my daughter went down the beach and took a class in surfing. According to the instructor she did fine and nothing strange happened. She came back to the hotel, went in and took a shower. When she came out of the shower she realized that she could not remember *anything* about that day. She also had short term memory problems, e.g. she would repeat something she had just said a minute before. We took her to the hospital; they couldn't find any cause and finally just said, "Well that happens sometimes to people and nobody knows why." Over the next day her short term memory became normal - but she still doesn't remember that day.


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