Memory and ventricular size in alcoholics.


The relationship between memory performance and CT scan measures of ventricular size was investigated in a sample of 39 chronic alcoholics and 39 controls. Measures of verbal, non-verbal, recognition and recall memory were derived from the tests administered and were viewed in relation to the lateral ventricle and third ventricular size measurements. The results showed that the memory performance of male alcoholics was significantly related to measures of third ventricular size, but probably not to measures of the lateral ventricles. An association between verbal memory performance and CT scan measures was found in the male controls.

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@article{Acker1987MemoryAV, title={Memory and ventricular size in alcoholics.}, author={Chris Acker and Robin R. Jacobson and W. A. Lishman}, journal={Psychological medicine}, year={1987}, volume={17 2}, pages={343-8} }