Publication Date

1990

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Shearer, William M.

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Communicative Disorders

LCSH

Brain--Wounds and injuries||Memory

Abstract

The primary purpose of this study was to determine if episodic and semantic memory are impaired with insult to the brain, and if so, are the two memories equally impaired, and are cues used as effectively by the brain-injured subjects as by the non-brain-injured subjects. The subjects, 8 brain-injured adults, and the controls, 28 cardiac patients, were evaluated by the administration of various semantic and episodic tasks. Statistical analysis revealed that semantic and episodic memory were both impaired. Cueing was successfully utilized by both groups. However, the controls used the cues more effectively. Control subjects generated more responses than the brain- injured subjects on a general word-retrieval task.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [50]-51)

Extent

51 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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