16/03/2018 Biology Medicine Psychology
DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.13737.1 SemanticScholar ID: 4148454 MAG: 2793730110

Classic and recent advances in understanding amnesia

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Neurological amnesia has been and remains the focus of intense study, motivated by the drive to understand typical and atypical memory function and the underlying brain basis that is involved. There is now a consensus that amnesia associated with hippocampal (and, in many cases, broader medial temporal lobe) damage results in deficits in episodic memory, delayed recall, and recollective experience. However, debate continues regarding the patterns of preservation and impairment across a range of abilities, including semantic memory and learning, delayed recognition, working memory, and imagination. This brief review highlights some of the influential and recent advances in these debates and what they may tell us about the amnesic condition and hippocampal function.

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Dr. Richard Allen

University of Leeds - Associate Professor

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