Sunday, January 31, 2010

Disturbance of seriality due to left temporal lesions

Luria in Neuropsychology of memory states that left temporal lesions cause a disturbance of retroactive inhibition in which the last word of the list inhibits recall of predecessors on the list, especially with longer lists.  The effect only occurs with lists presented and reproduced verbally.  Luria gives original credit to Lashley

Lashley KS.  Functional determination of cerebral localization.  Arch Neurol Psych 38: 1937.

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