Memory for prose in Korsakoff and schizophrenic populations.
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Twelve alcoholic Korsakoff patients, their 12 alcoholic controls, and 27 institutionalized schizophrenics and their 19 controls, recalled two stories. The clinical populations recalled approximately half as much as their controls, yet recalled the same parts of the stories as their controls. For both groups the ability to process simple prose does not seem to be severely impaired when what is recalled rather than how much is recalled is measured.
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Published Version (Please cite this version)10.3109/00207458109043304
Publication InfoRubin, DC; Olson, EH; Richter, M; & Butters, N (1981). Memory for prose in Korsakoff and schizophrenic populations. The International journal of neuroscience, 13(2-3). pp. 81-85. 10.3109/00207458109043304. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/18987.
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Juanita M. Kreps Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
For .pdfs of all publications click here My main research interest has been in long-term memory, especially for complex (or "real-world") stimuli. This work includes the study of autobiographical memory