Impaired category fluency in medial temporal lobe amnesia: the role of episodic memory.

@article{Greenberg2009ImpairedCF,
  title={Impaired category fluency in medial temporal lobe amnesia: the role of episodic memory.},
  author={Daniel L. Greenberg and Margaret Keane and Lee Ryan and Mieke Verfaellie},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2009},
  volume={29 35},
  pages={
          10900-8
        }
}
Memory tasks are often classified as semantic or episodic, but recent research shows that these types of memory are highly interactive. Category fluency, for example, is generally considered to reflect retrieval from semantic memory, but behavioral evidence suggests that episodic memory is also involved: participants frequently draw on autobiographical experiences while generating exemplars of certain categories. Neuroimaging studies accordingly have reported increased medial temporal lobe (MTL… CONTINUE READING

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