Effect of episodic and working memory impairments on semantic and cognitive procedural learning at alcohol treatment entry.

  title={Effect of episodic and working memory impairments on semantic and cognitive procedural learning at alcohol treatment entry.},
  author={Anne Lise Pitel and Thomas Witkowski and François Vabret and B{\'e}reng{\`e}re Guillery-Girard and B{\'e}atrice Desgranges and Francis Eustache and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Beaunieux},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  volume={31 2},
BACKGROUND Chronic alcoholism is known to impair the functioning of episodic and working memory, which may consequently reduce the ability to learn complex novel information. Nevertheless, semantic and cognitive procedural learning have not been properly explored at alcohol treatment entry, despite its potential clinical relevance. The goal of the present study was therefore to determine whether alcoholic patients, immediately after the weaning phase, are cognitively able to acquire complex new… 

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