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Cross-modal matching by amnesic subjects

Shaw, C., Kentridge, R. W. and Aggleton, John Patrick 1990. Cross-modal matching by amnesic subjects. Neuropsychologia 28 (7) , pp. 665-671. 10.1016/0028-3932(90)90121-4

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Abstract

The present study examined the performance of two groups of amnesic subjects on a cross-modal identification task. It was found that subjects with Korsakoff's disease did not differ from alcoholic controls on their ability to match the tactile feel of an arc with the visual appearance of the full circle from which the arc was taken. The postencephalitic subjects were, however, impaired on this same task. All groups performed normally on two intramodal control tasks. The postencephalitic group, like the Korsakoff subjects, were also poor at identifying common objects from tactile cues. The results are consistent with the notion that limbic regions in the temporal lobe are important for cross-modal associations

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Medicine
Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMHRI)
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
ISSN: 0028-3932
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 02:43
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/11452

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