Islands of memory: Autobiographical remembering in amnestics

  title={Islands of memory: Autobiographical remembering in amnestics},
  author={Maria I. Medved and William Hirst},
  pages={276 - 288}
In amnestics with anterograde amnesia, memories of post-onset autobiographical experiences, if present at all, are typically barren and impoverished. However, there have been sporadic reports of islands of memory—memories that are vivid, detailed, and specific to time and place. The aim of this study was to verify the presence of such memories and examine their incidence rate. Anterograde amnestics were interviewed in their home using a narrative interviewing strategy with a view to describing… Expand
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