Comparison of explicit and incidental learning strategies in memory-impaired patients.

  title={Comparison of explicit and incidental learning strategies in memory-impaired patients.},
  author={Christine N Smith and Zhisen Jiang Urgolites and R. O. Hopkins and Larry R Squire},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={111 1},
Declarative memory for rapidly learned, novel associations is thought to depend on structures in the medial temporal lobe (MTL), whereas associations learned more gradually can sometimes be supported by nondeclarative memory and by structures outside the MTL. A recent study suggested that even rapidly learned associations can be supported by structures outside the MTL when an incidental encoding procedure termed "fast mapping" (FM) is used. We tested six memory-impaired patients with bilateral… CONTINUE READING
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