Selective 'semantic amnesia' after closed-head injury. A case report

D. Grossi, L. Trojano, A. Grasso, A. Orsini

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An 18-year-old girl with a left parietal lesion caused by a closed-head injury exhibited a peculiar memory impairment. The patient showed selective 'semantic amnesia' (severe loss of the stock of notions acquired prior to the disease), while autobiographic memory and spatial learning ability were preserved. The semantic/episodic distinction is discussed in the light of the patient's performance on neuropsychological tasks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-464
Number of pages8
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)


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