Storage or retrieval deficit: the yin and yang of amnesia.

@article{Hardt2009StorageOR,
  title={Storage or retrieval deficit: the yin and yang of amnesia.},
  author={Oliver Hardt and Szu-Han Wang and Karim Nader},
  journal={Learning & memory},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={224-30}
}
To this day, it remains unresolved whether experimental amnesia reflects failed memory storage or the inability to retrieve otherwise intact memory. Methodological as well as conceptual reasons prevented deciding between these two alternatives: The absence of recovery from amnesia is typically taken as supporting storage impairment interpretations; however, this absence of recovery does not positively demonstrate nonexistence of memory, allowing for alternative interpretations of amnesia as… CONTINUE READING

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