Patients with mild Alzheimer's disease attribute conceptual fluency to prior experience.

@article{Wolk2005PatientsWM,
  title={Patients with mild Alzheimer's disease attribute conceptual fluency to prior experience.},
  author={David A. Wolk and Daniel L. Schacter and Alyssa R Berman and Phillip J. Holcomb and Kirk R. Daffner and Andrew E. Budson},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2005},
  volume={43 11},
  pages={1662-72}
}
Patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) have been found to be relatively dependent on familiarity in their recognition memory judgments. Conceptual fluency has been argued to be an important basis of familiarity. This study investigated the extent to which patients with mild AD use conceptual fluency cues in their recognition decisions. While no evidence of recognition memory was found in the patients with AD, enhanced conceptual fluency was associated with a higher rate of "Old" responses… CONTINUE READING
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