What can amnesic patients learn?

  title={What can amnesic patients learn?},
  author={D. N. Brooks and A. Baddeley},
  • D. N. Brooks, A. Baddeley
  • Published 1976
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuropsychologia
  • Abstract Long term learning abilities of amnesic patients were investigated on a number of tasks ranging from verbal paired-associate learning and free recall, to pursuit rotor performance. On verbal long-term memory, amnesics, as expected, showed a severe deficit, but on perceptual-motor learning (Porteus Maze, jig-saw puzzle assembly and pursuit rotor) the deficit was considerably less severe, with a completely normal performance on pursuit rotor and only a mild deficit on Porteus Maze time… CONTINUE READING
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