Disproportionate incidental spatial-memory and recall deficits in amnesia.

  title={Disproportionate incidental spatial-memory and recall deficits in amnesia.},
  author={M A Shoqeirat and Andrew R. Mayes},
  volume={29 8},
Seventeen amnesics, including patients with Korsakoff's disease, post-encephalitic amnesia and amnesia caused by rupture of an anterior communicating artery aneurysm, were compared with 17 matched control subjects on a task in which 16 nameable shapes were placed on different squares of a 49-square grid. One version of the task tapped free recall and recognition of the shapes and a second version tapped three forms of spatial memory. The patients were tested after more learning opportunity and… CONTINUE READING