Dissociation of recognition memory components following temporal lobe lesions.

@article{Smith1989DissociationOR,
  title={Dissociation of recognition memory components following temporal lobe lesions.},
  author={Michael E. Smith and Eric Halgren},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  year={1989},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={50-60}
}
It has been proposed that recognition decisions are based on contextual retrieval of specific trace information, in addition to an assessment of item strength. The retrieval component is maximal after a single presentation, whereas the strength component increases with multiple repetition. We report that unilateral anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL) in the language dominant (left) hemisphere impairs initial recognition accuracy without affecting the rate at which repetition improves performance… CONTINUE READING