The loss of episodic memories in retrograde amnesia: single-case and group studies
Kopelman, Michael D. and Kapur, Narinder (2001) The loss of episodic memories in retrograde amnesia: single-case and group studies. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 356, (1413), 1409-1421. (doi:10.1098/rstb.2001.0942).
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Retrograde amnesia in neurological disorders is a perplexing and fascinating research topic. The severity of retrograde amnesia is not well correlated with that of anterograde amnesia, and there can be disproportionate impairments of either. Within retrograde amnesia, there are various dissociations which have been claimed—for example, between the more autobiographical (episodic) and more semantic components of memory. However, the associations of different types of retrograde amnesia are also important, and clarification of these issues is confounded by the fact that retrograde amnesia seems to be particularly vulnerable to psychogenic factors. Large frontal and temporal lobe lesions have been postulated as critical in producing retrograde amnesia. Theories of retrograde amnesia have encompassed storage versus access disruption, physiological processes of 'consolidation', the progressive transformation of episodic memories into a more 'semantic' form, and multiple-trace theory. Single-case investigations, group studies and various forms of neuroimaging can all contribute to the resolution of these controversies
|Keywords:||episodic memory, retrograde amnesia, autobiographical memory, semantic memory|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Psychology > Superseded - please use new divisions
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Clinical Neurosciences
|Date Deposited:||14 Jul 2006|
|Last Modified:||01 Jun 2011 04:34|
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