Semantic Amnesia with Preservation of Autobiographic Memory. A Case Report

@article{Renzi1987SemanticAW,
  title={Semantic Amnesia with Preservation of Autobiographic Memory. A Case Report},
  author={Ennio De Renzi and Mario Liotti and Paolo Frigio Nichelli},
  journal={Cortex},
  year={1987},
  volume={23},
  pages={575-597}
}
A 44-year-old woman showed, following an episode of encephalitis, an impoverished knowledge of the meaning and attributes of words and their referents, in spite of intact command of grammatical-syntactic rules and preserved perceptual abilities. There was also a complete loss of the stock of notions she had acquired over her life and constituting the cultural background of a person, in contrast with normal memory for autobiographic events. The case is interpreted as an instance of semantic… CONTINUE READING
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