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Recognition memory in Alzheimer's disease: A demonstration of a remarkable memory capacity in Alzheimer's disease
Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning.
Department of Psychology, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
Department of Psychiatry, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.
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2003 (English)In: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, ISSN 1420-8008, Vol. 15, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A compelling feature of human memory is its striking capacity. Under certain circumstances, subjects can remember large amounts of information even with brief exposure at study. This investigation shows that this ability is preserved even in severely impaired Alzheimer's disease patients, and this holds implications for the clinical management of amnesic patients. To this date, demonstrations of preserved learning and memory capacity in Alzheimer's disease and amnesia have been confined to implicit memory tasks. Since the present results were obtained in an explicit memory task, the finding also holds implications for the understanding of amnesia. Copyright © 2003 S. Karger AG, Basel.

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2003. Vol. 15, no 1
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Alzheimer's disease, Memory, Memory capacity, Recognition
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-46759DOI: 10.1159/000066671OAI: diva2:267655
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2011-01-13

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