Marie-Claude Ménard

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The goal of this study was to assess the effect of novelty on correct recognition (hit minus false alarms) and on recollection and familiarity processes in normal aging and amnestic mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Recognition tasks compared well-known and novel stimuli in the verbal domain (words vs. pseudowords) and in the musical domain (well-known vs.(More)
Persons with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) do not meet criteria for Alzheimer's disease (AD) but are at high risk for developing the disease. Presence of a memory deficit is a key component in the characterization of MCI. This chapter presents empirical studies that attempt to describe and understand the nature of the memory deficit in MCI with a focus on(More)
Musical memory was tested in Alzheimer patients and in healthy older adults using long-term and short-term memory tasks. Long-term memory (LTM) was tested with a recognition procedure using unfamiliar melodies. Short-term memory (STM) was evaluated with same/different judgment tasks on short series of notes. Musical memory was compared to verbal memory(More)
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