Forgetting in H.M. A second look

David M. Freed, Suzanne Corkin, Neal J. Cohen

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Abstract

Forgetting was assessed in the amnesic patient H.M. using forced-choice and yes-no picture recognition at four delay intervals: 10 min, 24 hr, 72 hr, and 1 week after learning. In order to make H.M.'s initial recognition performance comparable to that of control subjects who viewed each slide for 1 sec, H.M. viewed each slide for 20 sec. H.M. displayed normal forgetting in forced-choice and yes-no recognition, although he was impaired in yes-no recognition at the 24-hr delay interval. These data contradict Huppert and Piercy's hypothesis that medial temporal-lobe pathology is associated with rapid forgetting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)461-471
Number of pages11
JournalNeuropsychologia
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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Forgetting in H.M. A second look. / Freed, David M.; Corkin, Suzanne; Cohen, Neal J.

In: Neuropsychologia, Vol. 25, No. 3, 1987, p. 461-471.

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Freed, David M. ; Corkin, Suzanne ; Cohen, Neal J. / Forgetting in H.M. A second look. In: Neuropsychologia. 1987 ; Vol. 25, No. 3. pp. 461-471.
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