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Perceptual deficits in amnesia: challenging the medial temporal lobe 'mnemonic' view.

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Recent animal studies suggest that the medial temporal lobe (MTL), which is thought to subserve memory exclusively, may support non-mnemonic perceptual processes, with the hippocampus and perirhinal cortex contributing to spatial and object perception, respectively. There is, however, no support for this view in humans, with human MTL lesions causing prominent memory deficits in the context of apparently normal perception. We assessed visual discrimination in amnesic cases to reveal that whil...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Journal:
Neuropsychologia More from this journal
Volume:
43
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-11
Publication date:
2005-01-01
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EISSN:
1873-3514
ISSN:
0028-3932
Language:
English
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pubs:30832
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uuid:ab22bfea-61f2-4898-9c46-b0f60d89398d
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pubs:30832
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30832
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2012-12-19

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