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Amnesia: a disconnection syndrome?

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An attempt is made to account for the ability of severely amnesic patients to learn and retain certain tasks but not others. The hypothesis is advanced that the amnesic subject can show learning through facilitation by repetition or of simple S-R relationships not requiring cognitive mediation. Three examinations are reported. The first demonstrates that the amnesic subjects have adequate speed of access to semantic and phonological knowledge and show the same degree of improvement on retesti...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Neuropsychologia
Volume:
20
Issue:
3
Pages:
233-248
Publication date:
1982-01-01
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EISSN:
1873-3514
ISSN:
0028-3932
URN:
uuid:4493ebc2-62af-4793-960c-5fde087e2059
Source identifiers:
15465
Local pid:
pubs:15465

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