I find it very interesting how David Lynch uses psychogenic fugue on Fred Madison, the main character, in The Lost Highway to develop the plot and storyline. Psychogenic fugue, also known as fugue state, is a psychiatric disorder in which an individual completely forgets who they are and takes on the identity of another individual. This is what happens to Fred while he is in jail for the murder of his wife as he takes the identity of Pete Dayton, the young mechanic. The condition can be triggered by a reappearance of a traumatic event or person in the individual’s life. The more I reflected on the movie the more past of Renee and Alice could have triggered the state of amnesia. Fred suspects Renee of cheating on him and questions her about her past, especially her involvement with Andy. Shortly after they attended the party at Andy’s home Renee is murdered and Fred takes the identity of Pete in jail. Right before Pete is to attack Andy in his home he sees the projector playing a pornographic movie involving Alice. Shortly after he witnesses this he kills Andy and transforms back into Fred while they are at the cabin in the desert. Both of these transformations could have been triggered by the memories or finding of the pasts of the two women. Though I initially struggled with following the action of the movie, when I became aware of the psychogenic fugue I was able to understand the events of the story.