Spatial working memory and contextual cueing in patients with Korsakoff amnesia.

@article{Asselen2005SpatialWM,
  title={Spatial working memory and contextual cueing in patients with Korsakoff amnesia.},
  author={Marieke van Asselen and Roy P. C. Kessels and Arie J. Wester and Albert Postma},
  journal={Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology},
  year={2005},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={645-55}
}
The current study investigated the effect of Korsakoff syndrome on memory for spatial information and, in particular, the effect of contextual cueing on spatial memory retention. Twenty Korsakoff patients and a comparison group of 22 age- and education- matched participants were tested with a newly developed spatial search task (the Box task). Participants were asked to search through a number of boxes shown at different locations on a touch-sensitive computer screen to find a target object. In… CONTINUE READING

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