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Neurocase. 2008;15(1):60-5. doi: 10.1080/13554790802613025. Epub 2008 Dec 17.

Impairment of recollection but not familiarity in a case of developmental amnesia.

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School of Psychology, Dorothy Hodgkin Building, University of Keele, UK. k.r.brandt@psy.keele.ac.uk

Abstract

In a re-examination of the recognition memory of Jon, a young adult with developmental amnesia due to perinatal hippocampal damage, we used a test procedure that provides estimates of the separate contributions to recognition of recollection and familiarity. Comparison between Jon and his controls revealed that, whereas he was unimpaired in the familiarity process, he showed abnormally low levels of recollection, supporting the view that the hippocampus mediates the latter process selectively.

PMID:
19090415
PMCID:
PMC2919061
DOI:
10.1080/13554790802613025
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