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Cases of Amnesia

Contributions to Understanding Memory and the Brain, 1st Edition

Edited by Sarah E. MacPherson, Sergio Della Sala

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404 pages

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In all cognitive domains, neuropsychological research has advanced through the study of individual patients, and detailed observations and descriptions of their cases have been the backbone of medical and scientific reports for centuries. Cases of Amnesia describes some of the most important single case studies in the history of memory, as well as new case studies of amnesic patients. It highlights the major contribution they make to our understanding of human memory and neuropsychology.

Written by world-leading researchers and considering the latest theory and techniques in the field, each case study provides a description of the patient's history, how their memory was assessed and what conclusions can be made in relation to cognitive models of memory.

Edited by Sarah E. MacPherson and Sergio Della Sala, Cases of Amnesia is a must read for researchers and clinicians in neuropsychology, cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Tim Shallice. The single-case study of memory…………………………….………..………..

Chapter 2. Donald G. MacKay. The earthquake that reshaped the intellectual landscape of memory, mind and brain: Case H.M…………………………………………….……………….………………….

Chapter 3. Juliet Holdstock, Nicola M. Hunkin, Claire L. Isaac and Andrew R. Mayes. The case of YR: selective bilateral hippocampal lesions can have quite different effects on item recognition, associative recognition and recall…………………………….……………….…………………..

Chapter 4. Carina Tudor-Sfetea and Lisa Cipolotti. Amnesic patient VC: what have we learnt from him?……………………………………………………………………………………………

Chapter 5. Michael D Kopelman and John Morton. What did amnesic actor AB teach us about learning his lines? …………………………………………………………………………………………………

Chapter 6. Narinder Kapur and Steven Kemp. Cases of hippocampal memory loss: Dr Z, the engineer and the glove cutter. ………………………………………………………………………………………..

Chapter 7. Chris J.A. Moulin. Persistent déjà vu, recollective confabulation and the case of patient AKP……………………………………………………………………………………………

Chapter 8. R. Shayna Rosenbaum and Morris Moscovitch. Case KC (Kent Cochrane) and his contributions to research and theory on memory and related, non-memory functions……

Chapter 9. Liliann Manning. Right is right for episodic memories in two contrasting case-studies, CH and JR: focal retrograde amnesia and public semantic amnesia……………………..

Chapter 10. Elliott D. Ross. Sensory-specific visual amnesia (Cases 1 and 2): An acquired visual-limbic disconnection syndrome………………………………………………………………………………………..

Chapter 11. Michaela Dewar. Yes, I remember’- apparent consolidation under conditions of minimal sensory input in a case of severe anterograde amnesia: Case PB……………………….

Chapter 12. John Baker, Sharon Savage and Adam Zeman. VA: a case report of Transient Epileptic Amnesia…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Chapter 13. Giuseppe Vallar. A "purest" impairment of verbal short term memory. The case of PV and the phonological short-term input store. …………………………………………….………….

Chapter 14. Randi C. Martin. Semantic short-term memory and its role in sentence processing and long-term memory: Evidence from cases AB and ML…………………….………….…….………….

Chapter 15. Julie Snowden. Interrelationship between semantic memory and personal experience: evidence from semantic dementia patients EK and WM……………………………….

Chapter 16. Peter Garrard, John R. Hodges, Vijeya Ganesan and Karalyn Patterson. Iris Murdoch: days without writing……….………………………………………………….………….…….………….

Chapter 17. Nelson Cowan and Candice C. Morey. The wealth of evidence from brain lesions affecting memory: How should we use it?..……….………………………………………………….………….

Chapter 18. Roberto Cubelli. Biases and concerns with the single case approach in the neuropsychology of memory…………………………….………………………………………………….………

Chapter 19. Simon Fischer-Baum and Yingxue Tian. The case for single case studies in memory research………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Chapter 20. Max Coltheart. Comments on the single-case approach to the study of memory and other domains of cognition………….……………………………………………………………..…………….

About the Editors

Sarah E. MacPherson is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, UK. Her research focuses on the cognitive and neuropsychological investigations of executive abilities, memory and emotional and social functioning in healthy and pathological ageing and damaged brains.

Sergio Della Sala is Professor of Human Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Edinburgh, UK. His research interests consider the relationship between brain and behaviour, including human memory from a neuropsychological perspective.

About the Series

Frontiers of Cognitive Psychology

Frontiers of Cognitive Psychology is a new series of cognitive psychology books, which brings together the very latest research in core and emerging topics in the field, providing a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the current empirical, theoretical, and practical issues. Each volume provides handbook-like coverage a particular sub-area of cognitive psychology, yet is more focused and detailed than is possible in handbooks that attempt to cover the whole discipline. The series is an essential resource for senior undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers and practitioners, and will be suitable as core textbooks in advanced courses dealing with specific sub-areas of cognitive psychology.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY000000
PSYCHOLOGY / General
PSY007000
PSYCHOLOGY / Clinical Psychology
PSY008000
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology
PSY043000
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Adulthood & Aging
PSY051000
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Neuroscience & Cognitive Neuropsychology