The impaired learning of semantic knowledge following bilateral medial temporal-lobe resection

  title={The impaired learning of semantic knowledge following bilateral medial temporal-lobe resection},
  author={J. Gabrieli and N. Cohen and S. Corkin},
  journal={Brain and Cognition},
  • J. Gabrieli, N. Cohen, S. Corkin
  • Published 1988
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Brain and Cognition
  • The integrity of several aspects of semantic memory (including knowledge of the meaning, lexical status, perception, and pronunciation of words and famous names) was examined in H.M., a patient with anterograde amnesia following bilateral medial temporal-lobe excision. Despite normal memory for such semantic knowledge acquired prior to the onset of his amnesia in 1953, H.M. showed a severe deficit in memory for semantic information encountered subsequently. In combination with the previously… CONTINUE READING

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