The aim was to determine whether recurrent perseveration, i.e. the tendency to incorrectly repeat previous responses, is related to the site of cerebral lesion. Sixty-seven brain-damaged patients and 35 control subjects were studied with a modified Benton Visual Retention Test. Patients with anterior lesions made a higher number of recurrent perseverations than patients with posterior lesions. The results was in disagreement with the hypothesis that recurrent perseveration is associated with left posterior lesions.