Is Organic Amnesia Caused by a Selective Deficit in Remembering Contextual Information?

@article{Mayes1985IsOA,
  title={Is Organic Amnesia Caused by a Selective Deficit in Remembering Contextual Information?},
  author={Andrew R. Mayes and Peter R. Meudell and Alan Pickering},
  journal={Cortex},
  year={1985},
  volume={21},
  pages={167-202}
}
An influential view of amnesia is that the recognition and recall failure is a consequence of a selective loss of memory for contextual, rather than target, information. The various forms of this viewpoint are outlined and one is considered in more detail. This hypothesis claims that amnesics suffer from a selective inability to remember background context i.e. spatiotemporal or extrinsic context. The evidence cited in support of this hypothesis is then critically reviewed and assessed in… CONTINUE READING

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