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Differing profiles of face and scene discrimination deficits in semantic dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

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Recent work in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and semantic dementia (SD) has reported a double dissociation in AD and SD on tests of visual discrimination, with poor performance on spatial tests in AD and impaired face discrimination in SD. This pattern has been attributed to the different patterns of atrophy seen in the medial temporal lobe (MTL) in these two neurodegenerative conditions. To investigate whether this functional distinction would extend to another task that employed different types ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Davies, RR More by this author
Hodges, JR More by this author
Graham, KS More by this author
Journal:
Neuropsychologia
Volume:
45
Issue:
9
Pages:
2135-2146
Publication date:
2007-05-05
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EISSN:
1873-3514
ISSN:
0028-3932
URN:
uuid:ab3d641b-3ebc-48f3-b4f4-e3152aa86f98
Source identifiers:
15896
Local pid:
pubs:15896

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