Declarative memory and skill-related knowledge: Evidence from a case study of amnesia and implications for theories of memory

  title={Declarative memory and skill-related knowledge: Evidence from a case study of amnesia and implications for theories of memory},
  author={Emma Gregory and Michael McCloskey and Zoe Ovans and Barbara Landau},
  journal={Cognitive Neuropsychology},
  pages={220 - 240}
ABSTRACT Theoretical and empirical studies of memory have long been framed by a distinction between declarative and non-declarative memory. We question the sharpness of the distinction by reporting evidence from amnesic L.S.J., who despite retrograde memory losses in declarative knowledge domains, shows sparing of declarative knowledge related to premorbid skill (e.g., playing an instrument). We previously showed that L.S.J. had severe losses of retrograde declarative knowledge across areas of… 
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