Long-term retrograde amnesia...the crucial role of the hippocampus.

@article{Cipolotti2001LongtermRA,
  title={Long-term retrograde amnesia...the crucial role of the hippocampus.},
  author={Lisa Cipolotti and Tim Shallice and Dennis Chan and Nick Fox and Rachael I. Scahill and Glynn Harrison and Jan Stevens and Peter Rudge},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2001},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={151-72}
}
For patients with hippocampal pathology, disagreement exists in the literature over whether retrograde amnesia is temporally limited or very extensive depending on whether the anatomical damage is restricted to this structure or also involves additional temporal cortex. We report a comprehensive assessment of retrograde and anterograde memory functions of a severely global amnesic patient (VC). We found that he presented with a remarkably extensive and basically ungraded retrograde amnesia… CONTINUE READING
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