T-20. The information associated with names of persons: A clinical study

Teresa Maria Sgaramella, Francesca Borgo, Carlo Semenza, Vito Toso

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A proper name anomic could retrieve proper names only as a part of an idiosyncratically used association. Besides his problem with proper names he showed difficulties in retrieving any material entertaining an arbitrary link with a given reference. This finding suggests that proper names and any other material that entertains an arbitrary link with its reference are retrieved according to a mechanism that is different from that used for common names. Proper names representations contain only idiosyncratically associated information.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-135
Number of pages4
JournalBrain and Cognition
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology


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