Mild hypoxia disrupts recollection, not familiarity

  title={Mild hypoxia disrupts recollection, not familiarity},
  author={Andrew P. Yonelinas and Joel R. Quamme and Keith F. Widaman and Neal E. A. Kroll and Mary Jane Sauv{\'e} and Robert T. Knight},
  journal={Cognitive, Affective, \& Behavioral Neuroscience},
Yonelinas et al. (2002) found that hypoxic patients exhibited deficits in recollection that left familiarity relatively unaffected. In contrast, Manns, Hopkins, Reed, Kitchener, and Squire (2003) studied a group of hypoxic patients who suffered severe and equivalent deficits in recollection and familiarity. We reexamine those studies and argue that the discrepancy in results is likely due to differences in the hypoxic groups that were tested (i.e., differences in amnestic severity, subject… 
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