Intact acquisition and long-term retention of mirror-tracing skill in Alzheimer's disease and in global amnesia.

  title={Intact acquisition and long-term retention of mirror-tracing skill in Alzheimer's disease and in global amnesia.},
  author={John D. E. Gabrieli and Suzanne Corkin and Susan F. Mickel and John Growdon},
  journal={Behavioral neuroscience},
  volume={107 6},
The ability of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) or global amnesia (AMN) to acquire skill for tracing a pattern seen in mirror-reversed view and to retain that skill over 24-h intervals was examined. Both patient groups had poor recall and recognition of their mirror-tracing experience, but they acquired and retained mirror-tracing skill as well as normal control subjects. One AMN patient (H.M.) retained the skill over a year-long interval. Furthermore, the patients transferred their skill… 

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