Memory systems analyses of mnemonic disorders in aging and age-related diseases.

@article{Gabrieli1996MemorySA,
  title={Memory systems analyses of mnemonic disorders in aging and age-related diseases.},
  author={John D. E. Gabrieli},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1996},
  volume={93 24},
  pages={13534-40}
}
The effects upon memory of normal aging and two age-related neurodegenerative diseases, Alzheimer disease (AD) and Parkinson disease, are analyzed in terms of memory systems, specific neural networks that mediate specific mnemonic processes. An occipital memory system mediating implicit visual-perceptual memory appears to be unaffected by aging or AD. A frontal system that may mediate implicit conceptual memory is affected by AD but not by normal aging. Another frontal system that mediates… CONTINUE READING