Semantic memory in developmental amnesia
Elward, R. and Vargha-Khadem, F. (2018). Semantic memory in developmental amnesia. Neuroscience Letters. 680, pp. 23-30.
|Authors||Elward, R. and Vargha-Khadem, F.|
The Authors Patients with developmental amnesia resulting from bilateral hippocampal atrophy associated with neonatal hypoxia-ischaemia typically show relatively preserved semantic memory and factual knowledge about the natural world despite severe impairments in episodic memory. Understanding the neural and mnemonic processes that enable this context-free semantic knowledge to be acquired throughout development without the support of the contextualised episodic memory system is a serious challenge. This review describes the clinical presentation of patients with developmental amnesia, contrasts its features with those reported for adult-onset hippocampal amnesia, and analyses the effects of variables that influence the learning of new semantic information.
|Journal citation||680, pp. 23-30|
|Web address (URL)||https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304394018303033?via%3Dihub|
|Online||30 Apr 2018|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||21 Apr 2019|
|Deposited||08 Aug 2019|
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