Sunday, January 31, 2010

Luria-- sentence repetition-- aphasia or amnesia??

AR Luria.  The Neuropsychology of Memory VH WInston and Sons, Washington , D.C. 1976 p. 103

Patients with vascular lesions could repeat one sentence, had trouble with the second one.  Patient either reverts to first sentence or contaminates elements, displaying "recency effect" but also simplifying the structure of the sentence while maintaining its elements.  However, patients with temporal lesions showed no "freezing or inert repetition" as in frontal lesions.

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