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Preserved recognition in a case of developmental amnesia: Implications for the acquisition of semantic memory?

Baddeley, A., Vargha-Khadem, F. and Mishkin, M. (2006) Preserved recognition in a case of developmental amnesia: Implications for the acquisition of semantic memory? Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 13 (3). pp. 357-369. ISSN 0898-929X

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Abstract

We report the performance on recognition memory tests of Jon, who, despite amnesia from early childhood, has developed normal levels of performance on tests of intelligence, language, and general knowledge. Despite impaired recall, he performed within the normal range on each of six recognition tests, but he appears to lack the recollective phenomenological experience normally associated with episodic memory. His recall of previously unfamiliar newsreel event was impaired, but gained substantially from repetition over a 2-day period. Our results are consistent with the hypothesis that the recollective process of episodic memory is not necessary either for recognition or for the acquisition of semantic knowledge.

Item Type: Article
Academic Units: The University of York > Psychology (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2009 09:27
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2009 09:27
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/08989290151137403
Status: Published
Publisher: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press
Identification Number: 10.1162/08989290151137403
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/6545

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