Left hemisphere damage and selective impairment of auditory verbal short-term memory. A case study

Anna Basso, Hans Spinnler, Giuseppe Vallar, M. Ester Zanobio

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Abstract

The case of a left-hemisphere damaged patient with an impairment of auditory verbal memory span is described. The neuropsychological study showed a dissociation between short-term and long-term auditory verbal memory, which may be attributed to a selective defect of auditory verbal short-term memory. Since a tachistoscopic study displayed a short-term memory superiority of the left hemisphere, it can be argued that the performance for visual verbal stimuli may still be held by the left hemisphere, albeit computerized tomography showed a left-hemisphere lesion involving the whole language area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-274
Number of pages12
JournalNeuropsychologia
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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