Can medial temporal lobe regions distinguish true from false? An event-related functional MRI study of veridical and illusory recognition memory

  title={Can medial temporal lobe regions distinguish true from false? An event-related functional MRI study of veridical and illusory recognition memory},
  author={Roberto Cabeza and Stephen M. Rao and Anthony D. Wagner and Andrew R. Mayer and Daniel L. Schacter},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  pages={4805 - 4810}
  • R. Cabeza, S. Rao, D. Schacter
  • Published 3 April 2001
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
To investigate the types of memory traces recovered by the medial temporal lobe (MTL), neural activity during veridical and illusory recognition was measured with the use of functional MRI (fMRI). Twelve healthy young adults watched a videotape segment in which two speakers alternatively presented lists of associated words, and then the subjects performed a recognition test including words presented in the study lists (True items), new words closely related to studied words (False items), and… 

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