Shearer, William M.
M.A. (Master of Arts)
Department of Communicative Disorders
Brain--Wounds and injuries; Memory
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.
Kroculick, Teresa B., "Semantic and episodic memory in brain injury" (1990). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 4868.
Northern Illinois University
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