A preliminary experiment on long-term memory with realistic and abstract visual patterns in unilateral focal hemisphere-damaged patients

E. Capitani, H. Spinnler, R. Sterzi, G. Vallar

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Abstract

Sixty-seven focal hemisphere-damaged patients (38 to the left hemisphere and 29 to the right hemisphere) were tested for forgetting of realistic and abstract visual patterns over a 40-sec to 5-min interval by means of a recognition task. No forgetting took place in any group, even if abstract patterns proved to be poorly recognized both at 40 sec and at 5 min. The authors conclude that focal neocortical unilateral lesions do not significantly hamper the semantic code processes involved in the Long-Term Memory of the patterns employed in this experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-206
Number of pages8
JournalSchweizer Archiv fur Neurologie, Neurochirurgie und Psychiatrie
Volume123
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1978

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  • Medicine(all)

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